So my youngest son was playing with his pretend kitchen set and was "cooking" me all this food to eat and he brings me a fake onion ring. Now, prior to my low carb life I was never like a HUGE fan of onion rings, but when they were in front of me I ate them...and enjoyed it. For some reason though when he handed me that plastic onion ring, a deep craving immediately set in and I literally jumped up from my chair to get to the kitchen and find a way to make some low carb onion rings. I didn't even bother looking through Pinterest or Google, because I went straight to my favorite low carb "breading" alternative...Pork Rinds. From there I just winged it and the result was amazing! These are oh so simple and I can't even imagine a non low carber turning these babies down...they were delicious!
Pork rinds (orginal or flavored- your choice)
1. Take a few handfuls of pork rinds and either hand crush them in a bowl or bag, or put them in a blender (as I did), until it forms somewhat of powder. You can add any seasonings you'd like at this point. This will be the breading for your onion rings.
2. Cut a few "rings" from your onion
3. Whisk 1-2 eggs (just depends on how many onion rings you're doing) together in a bowl. Put your pork rind powder in a separate bowl, and gather your onion rings near. It's time to bread them!
4. One at a time-- dip the onions in the egg, then transfer to the pork rinds and cover completely, then lay on a plate.
5. Heat some cooking oil in a frying pan on medium high heat and then add your onion rings. Turning them a few times, fry until breading is crispy and golden brown. Lay on paper towels to cool a bit and soak up any extra grease. Done. Enjoy!
Happy Low Carbing!