What could be better than an onion ring? A cheesy onion ring!! I found this recipe on the Tasty app, and it was just as easy as they said. The only tricky part was placing the cheese between the onion rings. Also a good piece of advice is to have the window wide open if possible due to the fumes from the onion burning your eyes. Very quick to make but bear in mind there is an hour of freezing time involved, so better to prep in advance.
Medium to large sized onions (thickly sliced)
Slices of cheese
1-2 eggs (beaten)
Oil (for frying)
**Measurements are not given as you will use as much as you need depending on how many you are making.
First of all, you need to sort your sliced onions so that you have one ring that will fit inside another with a clear gap between them.
Now you need to cut your sliced cheese so that it fits between the two rings of onion.
Next you need to place on a tray covered in baking paper and freeze for about an hour.
While you are waiting, set out a bowl of flour, a bowl with the beaten eggs and a bowl of breadcrumbs.
Once removed from the freezer, coat the ring first in flour, then in egg, and finally in the breadcrumbs.
To cook, heat a pan of deep oil (I use vegetable or sunflower oil) over a high heat. Carefully place the rings into the oil using a slotted spoon.
Allow to fry for a few minutes or until golden then remove onto some grease-proof paper.
This is a quick and easy dish to prepare. It can be a side for any Mexican meal, on its own with dips, you can build more layers around edges and fill centre with Chilli Con Carne… many possibilities.
1 packet of Doritos corn chips or Nachos
A load of grated cheese (as much as you like)
1 tsp hot pepper flakes (optional)
1 tsp mixed herbs (Thyme/Oregano)
Preheat oven to 180°c. In an oven-proof dish, put a layer of the crisps. Now sprinkle with grated cheese. Repeat with another layer of crisps then cheese until whole packet of crisps has been used. Finally cover with grated cheese. Sprinke with herbs and chilli peppers as desired.
**If you plan to serve with Chilli Con Carne or a dip such as salsa in the centre, then after the first layer, place crisps around the edges to form a well in the centre. You could also tower up in a pyramid shape too.
Place in the oven for 5 minutes or until cheese has melted and serve immediately.
This is a great idea for a quick snack. They can be made in advance, can be frozen to be eaten later and you can even take them to work and zap in the microwave as a quick filling lunch. I use frozen puff pastry as it is cheap, quick and easy, and here in Turkey comes pre-cut in perfect squares.
Puff Pastry (defrosted and cut into squares)
Any other toppings as desired such as:
Sliced tomatoes or onions
chopped red or green peppers,
sliced sausages, pepperoni or ham etc…
1 egg beaten for glazing
Dried herbs for sprinkling
Pre-heat oven at 180°c. Place a sheet of baking paper on an oven tray, then lay out your puff pastry leaving plenty of space between pieces. Using the tip of a sharp knife, cut 2 ‘L’ shaped cuts on opposite corners (see photo below). Brush tomato pureé over the pastry (I water down my pureé so it is not so thick) and sprinkle on some herbs (I used oregano) then you are ready to decorate with the fillings.
You can add as many fillings as you like, it is up to you. On this occasion, I used sliced cocktail sausages, spring onions and cream cheese, which I then covered with grated cheese. Sometimes just plain cheese and tomato is lovely too.
Now that you have loaded your baskets, you need to glaze the edges, then lift the handles from corner to corner and stick together. Also do not forget to glaze the other side of the handles too.
Then place in a pre-heated oven at approximately 180°c for 12 – 15 minutes or until golden.