Twitter is a really interesting place. It has certainly served as a forum by which to meet many vegans and generally like minded people. At any hour of the day or night, I can get online as VeganVersion and jump into all sorts of conversations with my "Tweeps". Sometimes we discuss vegan philosophy and recipes sometimes just share general chit-chat. I was initially skeptical but it has turned out to be a great resource.
Through my Twitter online community I have been introduced to so many wonderful vegan bloggers and as a result almost never reference an actual cookbook any more. If I cannot find what I am looking for I simply ask the group on Twitter and many are right there eager to help.
@MegVegLibrarian recently tweeted about some baked onion rings she made. They sounded great so I clicked on the link to her blog to check them out and decided immediately that I needed to make them. They were very simple and very tasty. I did not change the recipe much other than using So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk instead of almond milk, one red and one Vidalia onion, and using a little more cayenne pepper than her recipe called for. Thanks Meg for a great new recipe and for being part of my online Twitter experience!
Baked Onion Rings
2 average size onions (I used one red and one Vidalia)
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 cup So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk
1 cup plain bread crumbs
1/2 slightly-heaping half cup of all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 1/4 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Slice the onions into 1/2' thick rounds. Separate the layers. Spray two baking sheets with a thin layer of cooking oil. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl combine the milk, flour and cornstarch to form a batter. Stir until smooth. Add the apple cider vinegar and stir until incorporated. Set aside.
In a shallow dish place the bread crumb, garlic salt, cayenne and olive oil. Mix until the olive oil is well incorporated into the bread crumb mixture.
Place one onion round in the batter and then place it into the bread crumbs ensuring it is well coated. Then place onto the baking dish. Continue until all rounds are coated.*
Bake at 450 for about 9 minutes and then flip the onion rings using tongs. Continue to bake another 6-8 minutes or until golden brown.
* When battering and breading the rounds it is best to use one hand for the "wet" ingredients and the other for the "dry" ingredients. Doing so will make the process much easier and avoid clumps in the dry ingredients.