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Jun '08

A Week of Onion Rings: Hawaiian Sesame Coconut Onion Rings

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Here’s Day 2 of the A Week of Onion Rings series which features Hawaiian Sesame Coconut Onion Rings.

(Yesterday’s featured onion rings were Frito Encrusted Onion Rings.)

Crunchy and slightly sweet, these onion rings have a delightful, multi-faceted flavor.


1 Tbsp ground ginger
1/4 cup ground macadamia nuts
1/4 cup ground almonds
2 cups Basic Batter (made with milk)…see the ingredients list for this batter to the right.
4 Tbsp sesame seeds
1 1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
Oil for frying
1 very large yellow or Vidalia onion, cut and separated into 3/4 inch rings

Hawaiian Sesame Coconut Onion Rings


Mix the ginger and nuts into the batter. Combine the sesame seeds and coconut in a shallow bowl. Heat 1/2 to 3/4 inches oil in a heavy skillet to 375 degrees. Dip an onion ring into the batter, coating thickly, and dredge in the sesame/coconut mixture. Lay it gently into the oil and cook until golden, turning once. Remove and drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining rings. You can do 2-3 at a time depending on the size of your skillet, but take care not to crowd the pan or let the temperature drop too much, or the rings will turn out greasy.

Hawaii Sesame Coco Nut Onion Rings


Serving Suggestions:

  • These would go great with a garlicky roast pork sandwich topped with pea sprouts and mango salsa.
  • Pineapple yogurt, whipped with a squeeze of fresh lemon or orange juice, would make a yummy dipping sauce.
  • Try these with your next Big Kahuna Burger, washed down with a tasty beverage. ;)

Blog Fast Forward:Join us tomorrow to read Doug’s new recipe for Cheese and Chive Onion Rings (which uses a beer batter) as part of his Week of Onion Rings Series which celebrates the official start of Summer.

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