This Substitute to Onion Rings Uses Slice Gourd and Shredded Coconut

By: Misel Saban - Oct 9, 2015
References: sheknows & sheknows
Gourds are in abundance during the fall months making these squash onion rings an ideal gourmet meal to enjoy during autumn or all year round. Instead of onion, the rings are made from sliced acorn squash that are breaded in shredded coconut for an added touch of sweetness.

These crispy squash rings are made using an acorn squash that is sliced into thick rings. The rings are breaded in coconut milk, breadcrumbs and shredded coconut as a healthier alternative to beer batter. The rings are then baked rather than fried for a more nutritious -- but still just as crispy -- final result. The squash remains tender and crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle making it a great finger food dish. The rings can be served alongside a barbecue greek yogurt dip if desired.