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Better than Sonics Onion Rings!

What you need: 

1/4 cup flour (I like whole wheat)
salt, to taste
pinch baking powder
1/8 pound silken firm tofu
1/4 cup nondairy milk (I use soy)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 medium onion, sliced to rings
oil, for frying

What you do: 

1. Mix flour, salt, and baking powder together in a small bowl.
2. Throw the tofu, milk and lemon juice in a blender and blend until all the tofu is blended. Combine wet to dry and stir; you may need to add a bit more milk.
3. Heat oil in a frying pan. Dip each ring into the batter and fry them all till they are golden brown.
4. Drain on paper towels, throw on some salt and serve with a friend or alone (you'll probably wanna gobble them all up yourself, but I shared with my mom!)
These may become an addiction!

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:)>>> Mmmm...these are WAAAAY yummy. They're easy and fun to make and turn out oh-so-good! Thanks for the awesome recipe!!!!


I couldn't wait.....They turned out ok. The batter was thin, but tasty. Next time I will cut the onions thicker. Overall, I'm satisfied.  :)>>> :)>>> :)>>>


Has anyone tried these without the tofu? I am so craving some onion rings that it's pretty bad. I may have to take my chances tonight  :P :P


Gemini, it sounds like your batter was too thin...and your heat maybe too high.
The batter is probably supposed to be fairly thick.


>:(ARGGG! I have made onion rings a few times before and have never had them go so wrong once they hit the frying pan! Making the batter was easy enough and from the other reviews I felt I could add some things, so I did. I used whole wheat pastry flour, West Soy extra firm tofu (that's all I had and it blended well), baking soda (I thought that's what my husband said as he read me the recipe), unsweetened almond milk, salt, lemon juice, and then added chili powder, pepper, nutritional yeast, a little Spirulina which gave it a great green color, and more milk.

After I mixed up the original ingredients it was wayyy too thick so I added milk and then my additional ingredients. I know I changed a few things (on purpose and by accident) but the batter was beautiful and when I coated the onion it stuck better than any other batter I've used. BUT when I put it in the pan on med-high heat with coconut oil, the batter fell off into these funnel cake type pieces. I kept going but the onions were soggy and really greasy with just little bits of batter attached. I tried turning down the heat which didn't cook the batter enough, and switching pans to prevent sticking - NOTHING WORKED.

Does anyone have any ideas of why it went so horribly? I didn't think the few adjustments I made would have made that big of a difference. This recipe got such good reviews and I really want to make some yummy "junk food" - help!


The flavor of these were exact to some of the best onion rings I have ever had. I had alittle trouble completely coating the onions though, next time I wont add any extra soymilk and double the batter. It's hard to find small onions around here and I like to use them fresh, so I'd hate to waste any...more batter it is.


My husband LOVES these.  He says they are the best onion rings ever.  Anytime he eats onion rings he'll say "But there not as good as those one's we made!"

Still... I got stressed out making them and was having no luck.  Thankfully,  my husband was happy to take over and really came through!

They were yummy!


I didn't deep fry these. I just coated the bottom of the pan in a small amount of oil and fried them on one side, then the other side. I doubled the recipe, and ended up adding 1/3 to 1/2 cup extra soy milk which was probably too much. I sliced the onion quite thin, and I'll make the slices thicker if I make this again. It was enough for most of a large onion.
It was kind of messy and took quite a while. But it was delicious. If I can work out a quicker/easier way to cook this I will make it again. I'm thinking of dipping the onion in the batter then coating with bread crumbs then baking.


This makes a good tempura batter too.


here is what I've found on a copy cat recipe site...

Chili Blossom Dip
Dipping Sauce

    * 1/2 cup sour cream
    * 2 tablespoons catsup
    * 1/2 teaspoon mccormick seasoning salt
    * 1/8 teaspoon red peppers
    * 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh horseradish
    * 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Mix all together and serve in the middle of the onion blossom.

Garnish with paprika and just a dash of red pepper.

This would definitely be an orange color....Good luck :)



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