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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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These were delish!  I've been craving something fried/bad/tasty, and these were perfect.  I did a double recipe, and my husband & I shared them.  I also used the oil to fry some French fries, so we felt very "American".  It was a bit too much for us, so I put the rest in the fridge for tomorrow.  HA!  Our 16 year old inhaled them when he found them.  Yum!


These were great! I added some garlic powder, dried parsley and Mrs. Dash Table Blend seasoning to the batter. Loved them! I wasn't all too crazy about frying them in oil but it was a nice treat.


I know what is for dinner now and it is not onion rings! I was waiting for a really good batter recipe to turn up so I could deep fry some unchiken cutlets from  The kids have been clambering for some fried chicken, which I would not let them have, but this will surprise the dickens out of them tonight.

I'll but in some onion rings because I like them!


can i grind rolled oats in my cofee grinder instead of the flour??  This looks yummy!


Oh and I've never had a Sonics onion ring so I don't know if they are close or what.


These were really really tasty!
I just doubled the recipe (for one very large onion) and threw all the ingredients in my vitamix. I had exactly the right amount of batter.
I would have never thought to blend up silken tofu and use it this way... I may even try this silken tofu batter on some regular tofu chunks for chick'n nuggets.

The only reason I gave it 4 stars and not 5 was because my onion rings kept sticking to the pan at first (I'm sure this was my fault and the temp of the oil or something.) I'm going to make it again for sure.



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