Falafel Onion Rings

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Looking for a delicious vegan side dish? Or maybe a plant based starter idea? We love onion rings. They're our all-time favourite side (right after sweet potato fries). These dairy free falafel onion rings add something a little extra to the traditional crispy snack, the only problem is you may never be able to have non-falafel ones again. Sorry about that.

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For the onion rings

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For the falafel

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For the batter

<item-todo-done>60g plain flour<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>240ml soy milk<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> panko breadcrumbs<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> vegetable oil for frying<item-todo-done>

To serve

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Before you start

Baking tray | Food processor | Mixing bowl | Kitchen paper | Frying pan

Cut the onion rings

  • Cut the white onions into 1cm thick slices and carefully push out the rings individual rings
  • Lay the rings out on a well-oiled baking tray

Make the falafel

  • Put all the falafel ingredients in a food processor and whizz them up into a paste
  • Tightly stuff each onion ring with falafel paste and then put them in the freezer until they’re frozen solid (we froze ours overnight)

Make the batter

  • Put the plain flour and soy milk into a mixing bowl then mix it together until there are no lumps

Fry the onion rings

  • Take the rings out of the the freezer
  • Dip the batter-covered rings in panko breadcrumbs (make sure they’re well covered - that’s how you get a nice crispy crust)
  • Put the onion rings in very hot oil and fry them until they’re golden brown & crispy
  • Put the onion rings on some kitchen paper to soak up any excess oil

To serve

  • Serve immediately with your favourite hummus on the side
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