Pecan Crusted Onion Rings

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I never deep fried anything until this year. Then… I finally gave in to temptation. You see, it is almost impossible to eat fried foods at restaurants because their cooking oil is contaminated with gluten. Having gotten sick more than once trusting restaurants, I decided to take frying into my own hands. Of course I don’t really NEED fried foods, but a few times a year it sure is a treat!

I wanted to enter a pecan recipe writing contest, and this is the concept I came up with: Pecan Crusted Onion Rings. I made it cute with this bento; a pumpkin mouse, some savory squash pie (in my book) and jicama cut like Swiss cheese.

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Pecan Crusted Onion Rings Recipe
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1 cup rice flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup pecans, ground (small bits are OK)
1 cup club soda or mineral water
1 egg

oil for frying

1 large onion cut into 1/2 inch rings

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Combine the rice flour, baking powder, salt, pecans, club soda, and egg together in a large mixing bowl to make a dipping batter.

Heat a pot of oil to 375 degrees.

Dip each onion ring in the batter then drop it in the hot oil and cook for a few minutes until golden in color. Remove from the oil and set out on a paper towel to drain.

Cook in small batches and enjoy fresh.

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