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Saturday, January 3, 2009

Alexia (store bought onion rings)

Alexia Onion Rings
COST: $3.69
11 oz, 3 servings (about 6 onion rings each serving)
I found these in the organics section of a nearby Food Pyramid supermarket (Albertsons to those farther West). Unfortunately, they are not actually organic, but "all natural", probably meaning that they don't put in any funky chemicals or preservatives. Regardless of what it means, these are absolutely the most fabulous store bought frozen onion rings I have ever tried. They are better than homemade and very flavorful and sweet. They are thinner than other brands of store-bought rings, and more crispy because of the panko. The breading turned out PERFECTLY after I baked them in my toaster oven. They aren't greasy, but they do contain a lot of fat (no big surprise here). The only problem I had was that a third of them were broken. This is probably because the checkout guy actually TOSSED them to the bagger and they landed -ker thunk- on the counter. I saw him. What are you supposed to do in a situation like that? Yell, "Hey, you are defiling my onion rings' virginal perfection?" I don't know. I just kept quiet. I baked them as soon as I got home-- I think I could actually hear them calling to me through the bag. They take about 15 minutes to bake- not too shabby.

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