Shallot Rings

My new favourite Cheat Day recipe. These Shallot Rings are full of flavour, and super easy to make. I cheat, on my diet, and the recipe. Join me!

Shallot Rings | Cravings of a Lunatic | Seriously easy to make and wildly addictive. A must try!

Diet…shmiet!

These things rule!

I’m going to be brutally honest with you. As always.

 I thought I invented these when I made them. I thought I had a genius idea that no one else had ever thought of.

A few days after I made them I googled them just to be sure. I mean you don’t go declaring yourself a genius without making sure it’s true. Sadly I did not invent them. Other people have made them. I almost cried. Then I made more Shallot Rings, shrugged and moved on with my day. It’s what I do.

I mean, what I do when I’m not shoving Shallot Rings in my piehole.

Shallot Rings | Cravings of a Lunatic | Seriously easy to make and wildly addictive. A must try!

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Shallot Rings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Shallot Rings

My new favourite Cheat Day recipe. These Shallot Rings are full of flavour, and super easy to make. I cheat, on my diet, and the recipe. Join me!

Ingredients

  • 10 shallots, sliced like onion rings
  • Canola oil for frying
  • For the Dredge:
  • 1 cup flour
  • Dash salt and pepper
  • For the Cheater Batter:
  • 2 cups dry pancake mix
  • Dash of salt and pepper
  • 1 cup fizzy water (I use evian)

Instructions

  • Turn on your deep fryer, or pour some oil in a large dutch oven and use a thermometer to monitor the temperature on the stove stop, bring it to about 375 degrees F.
  • Slice your shallots like you would onion rings. You want circles similar to an onion ring. It's okay if some are bigger or smaller. It's all good.
  • In one bowl combine the flour, salt and pepper. Mix and set aside.
  • In another large bowl combine the pancake mix, salt, and pepper with fizzy water. Whisk briefly till smooth, but still the odd lump.
  • Now dunk the shallot in the flour mixture first, then immediately dunk it in the pancake batter, then drop in the hot oil. Cook for a few minutes until they turn golden brown. This will take a few minutes, probably 5 or 6. Do in small batches so they don't stick together.
  • Remove from the oil with a spider tool and place them on a paper towel lined plate to drain off excess fat.
  • You can sprinkle with more salt and pepper if you like. I don't care for it much, it's a personal choice.
  • Serve with a big old genius shallot ring smile!
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Shallot Rings | Cravings of a Lunatic | Seriously easy to make and wildly addictive. A must try!Seriously man, I don’t care who invented these bad boys. I’m just happy the idea popped into my own head so I could become addicted to them. They are incredible.

I don’t know about you but I am one serious shallot fan. I like them better than onions. I use them in so many dishes and any excuse to make something with them is a good day in my book. I can’t get enough shallots in my life. Now I get to make Shallot Rings any time I feel like  it. Life is good. So are shallot rings.

Shallot Rings | Cravings of a Lunatic | Seriously easy to make and wildly addictive. A must try!

Sorry, generally I hate shots with my fingers in there but I just had to show you the inside of these things. So good. Honestly you are going to fall in love with these things. I know I did.

Toodles and smoochies! xx

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Comments

  1. 1

    Oh well, at least you got to be a genius for a little while! More than most get. ;-) These really are a brilliant idea. I don’t care who invented them, you taught me about them, and that’s all I care about!

  2. 2

    I love shallots! What a great idea!

  3. 3

    I love the Evian….so oo-la-laaaa!

  4. 4

    I have a friend with a blog called diet schmiet :)

    I love that tender garlic flavor of a shallot but I’ve never used pancake batter for onion rings or anything else. I must try this.

  5. 5

    The shallots cancel out the oil, right? So these are basically a healthy meal? I’m on it…

  6. 6

    Pancake batter on shallots and deep fried? You ARE a genius, even if it had been done before! I could eat those ALL DAY! and I might.

  7. 7

    Amazing!! Why don’t more people do this?

  8. 8

    Those look ridiculously good!

  9. 9

    I love shallots too…. ditch the batter and just fry them up til nice and crisp and “frizzled” …. place on roast beef sandwich, use in place of the “French-fried onions” on top of green bean casserole or on top of baked scalloped potatoes…… You’re Welcome…

  10. 10

    Vietnamese dishes always have chopped fried shallots on their noodle bowls. Those are the ones I order. They have a way of making everything seem just a bit better. Well, way better!

  11. 11

    SERIOUSLY!

    I.love.these.

    and as far as I’m concerned you did invent them

  12. 12

    OMG! Shallot rings! Brilliant :D

  13. 13
    Sue Smith says:

    Well I never heard of them until now so in my book, you are a genius! Absolutely love your site!

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