Tuesday, June 10, 2008


When I was first diagnosed with celiac disease my partner had a very difficult time dealing with the fact that I could never eat gluten again. She was mostly sad for me, but I know she was worried about how it would impact us. I had to reassure her that she did not need to be gluten free and that we would still enjoy cooking, eating out and sharing food together. Initially it was hard and every time I realized there was something else I would not be able to have Tina was sad. Early on I realized that for the most part I would have to give up french fries and onion rings, two things I just loved, especially in restaurants! Tina came home one day with a small fry daddy and said, we are going to master gluten free onion rings and safely fried french fries. She started with the fries. What a treat. While I had enjoyed many a french fry before, we have never made home fries. They were the best. Then she started working on gluten free onion rings. It did not take her long to perfect them! These onion rings are the result of some very simple steps. After cutting the onion Tina coats them in corn starch, dips them in egg white and then tosses them in Organ gluten free bread crumbs and fries them twice in the fry daddy using vegetable oil. This past Sunday we had some friends over for a grilled burger, tossed salad and these tasty onion rings. They were a big hit!


Maureen said...

Wow! These look DELICIOUS! I haven't had an onion ring in 3 years and miss them so :( I'm going out this weekend and buying a Fry Daddy! One question, do you have to use Vegetable Oil or could I use a "healthier" oil?

Maureen "Hold The Gluten"

sweetpea said...

Hi Maureen, we use veg oil in our fry daddy. Olive oil would not work as it would smoke too much. We have never tried anything other than veg oil, but canola may work -- check the manual. We also make really good home made french fries. Next mission, homemade chips!

Sally Parrott Ashbrook said...

Tina's a good egg! Those onion rings look great.