Sunday, 25 February 2018

Onion Rings: Breakfast's Other Perfect Food?

Onion rings for breakfast?

Sure, why not?!

I discovered a bag of frozen onion rings in our freezer recently, which gave me an "aha" moment. What if I took my love for onion rings and combined it with my love for bacon? As the old adage says, in that way I can "kill two birds with one stone."

And so yet another foodie experiment was born. Breakfast will never be the same again.

Opening the bag of onion rings, I selected some of the larger ones. Taking a slice of low-sodium bacon, I wound the bacon around each frozen onion ring and placed them on a rack on top of a parchment paper lined baking tray. The idea behind the rack, as opposed to simply laying them directly on the baking tray, was to create a barrier between between the onion rings and the bacon grease. In retrospect, I'm glad I did that. They then went into a 350 degree oven for about 40 minutes, or until they started to crisp up nicely.

I wasn't surprised to see some shrinkage in the finished product, and some ended up a little more twisted than they started out as. Didn't matter; the taste of onion rings and bacon woven together was awesome. Besides, from personal experience, I've long since learned that all food twists and breaks up more as you eat it (ha, ha).

Finally, for all you nay-sayers who think this all too unhealthy, the way I figure it, I was only being half-bad. I did, after all, serve it with poached eggs on lightly buttered Canadian rye bread. Self justification is a wonderful thing.

"Bacon is just another word for meat candy"

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