As good, if not better than you’re imagining. Warning: wrapping the rings is a little tedious. But worth it!
- 2 medium onions (you’re gonna make normal Paleo onion rings too, because how much time and bacon do you have??)
- bacon – as much as you want (average 1 strip per ring) *thin-sliced is best for wrapping
- coconut oil, lard, or oil of choice for deep frying (enough to easily cover rings)
- 1 cup tapioca flour
- 3 tsp paprika
- 1/4–1/2 tsp cayenne
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- In a heavy-bottom pot, heat oil to medium-high heat (around 350-375 F). Remember that the temperature will drop when food is added.
- Cut onions horizontally to form rings.
- Separate larger rings (put the middle of onions aside for use in other recipes).
- Beat egg in a mixing bowl.
- Combine all dry ingredients together in another mixing bowl.
- Dip rings individually in the egg.
- Dredge ring in tapioca mixture.
- Gently drop into hot oil (careful not to splash and burn yourself).
- Cook only long enough for the batter to solidify (30 seconds-ish?).
- Remove using a slotted spoon and allow to drip on paper towel or newspapers.
- When cool enough to handle, carefully wrap with bacon.
- Secure with wooden skewers or tooth pics (2-3 in each depending on size – see photos).
- Return to hot oil until bacon is cooked (watch closely for the desired doneness. Time will vary with the temperature of oil and bacon thickness. Maybe 1-2 minutes?)
- Again remove with slotted spoon and allow to drip on paper towel or newspaper.
- Remove skewers or toothpicks.
- Serve hot. Great with Paleo Ranch Sauce, garlic chili sauce, and others.
- Category: Appies