Onion Rings or Mozzarella Sticks? Get the Recipe Here. Tasty!
Have you've ever struggled to choose between mozzarella sticks and onion rings?
If you’ve ever struggled to choose between mozzarella sticks and onion rings, you know how difficult ordering bar food can be. But what if there was an appetizer that combined them both, so you’d never have to face such a cruel and impossible decision again? Under the working theory that nothing can go wrong when I combine my favorite bar foods, I decided to put those two together to make one ring that rules them all: Mozzarella-Stuffed Crispy Baked Onion Rings.
When I decided to embark on my onion ring journey, I decided that there would be a few absolute “musts” for my recipe. The perfect onion ring must…
- be thick.
- have a good, strong onion flavor.
- be crunchy.
- not be greasy.
- have an intact coating that does not slide off easily.
- and contain a fully cooked-through onion.
Bonus points are awarded for making the process more accessible for the home cook.
The only criteria for the mozzarella mix-in was that the onion rings had to have a stringy, melted cheese center that didn’t completely ooze out.
It seems simple, but those of us who have ever tried to bake anything that’s stuffed with cheese know that nine times out of ten, you wind up with a dairy massacre. There would be no cheesy carnage with these though. Not on my watch.
Ingredients: for 8 onion rings
- 2 large white onions
- 3 slices mozzarella cheese
- 2 cups (250 g) flour
- 5 eggs
- 2 cups (230 g) breadcrumb
- oil, for frying
- marinara sauce
- Peel and cut onions into 1-centimeter (½ inch) rings. Separate the rings.
- Slice the mozzarella into 4 even strips.
- Place a smaller onion ring in the center of a larger one.
- Fill the gap between the rings with the mozzarella strips. For extra cheesiness, use two layers of cheese. Repeat with remaining onion rings and freeze for 1 hour.
- Place the flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs into three separate bowls.
- Coat each prepared ring in the flour first. Then dip into the egg, then the breadcrumbs, then the egg again, and one last time into the breadcrumbs. Repeat with the remaining onion rings and place in freezer.
- Fill a large pot with oil and set over medium high heat until it reaches 350˚F (175˚C).
- Fry the rings until golden brown, being careful not to fry them for too long as the cheese may ooze out completely.
- Drain on a paper towel, then serve with marinara!
Sources: https://www.seriouseats.com, https://tasty.co
See also: Steamed Orange With Salt – Effective Home Remedy For Cough
We know that cough, as well as fever, is just a symptom of infection. Taking medication simply help to make someone feels better, but does nothing to cure the root of the infection. In fact, by taking medication we are interfering with our own immune system, because, while our body is trying to get rid of the culprits by coughing them out, we use medicine to control our cough. Then I remembered something that my mom made me last time – steamed orange.
I always thought it is just a myth, until I found some reassuring articles about the science behind it.
First, let us take a look at the anatomy of orange:
Flavedo is the outermost, colored part of the orange skin. It is also called ‘zest’ which sometimes grated and used for its tangy flavor in bakery or cooking.
Albedo, the white spongy thread-like vascular bundles which we always throw away, is packed with bioflavonoids, including hesperidin, rutin, quercetin, diosmetin, diosmin etc.. It is a good source of fiber and vitamin C, and also rich in pectin which has proven to help lower cholesterol. Albedo contains protective phenolic, a substance which contributed to its bitter taste.
Vesicles or pulp is the juicy part that we all love, it is an excellent source of vitamin C and flavonoids. Taking one orange nearly meet 100% of the recommended daily dietary intake of vitamin C.
Now we all know that Vitamin C can be destroyed by excessive heat, so why do we steam the orange then? Aha! It all boil down to albedo, the most forgotten part yet surprisingly nutritious. By steaming the orange together with salt, the bioflavonoids from albedo are extracted out into the pulp and juice, which now instead of being thrown away, we gulp them down readily.
Clean the skin of orange thoroughly and soak the orange in salted water for 20 minutes.
Cut off the top of orange, open up the top and use a knife to cut through the pulp as shown.
Sprinkle a pinch of salt on top, use a chopstick to push the salt down into the orange.
Cover the top of orange.
Steam orange with medium heat for 20 minutes. Drink the juice (including those in the bowl) and eat the pulp.
You know what, I think it works! The cough reduced tremendously after taking one per day for 3 days. Anyway, it is just orange, there is no harm trying right? Try it for yourselves and let me know how it goes!
See also: Unbelievable benefits of cabbage leaves that forces you to put them under your chest and legs immediately
Cabbage leaves are like a magnet for many diseases in our body. The cabbage is also very useful for the treatment of specific conditions such as thyroid gland issues, headaches and other.
Pain because of Breastfeeding
If women experience strong pain because of breastfeeding, putting cabbage leaves in the area will surely ease the pain. You can do this day and night.
Carefully rinse the leaves with cold water then cut the stem from the center of each leaf.
Try fitting then to your breasts but without covering your nipples.
Place the leaves inside your bra.
Let the leaves stay for about 20 min or until the leaves become warm. Repeat if desired.
Thyroid gland issues
The thyroid gland is really important in hormonal growth, metabolism, and the functioning of the organs in the digestive system.
In order to bring back the normal function of the thyroid gland, try putting cabbage leaves on the throat where the gland is located (outside).
Then, cover the leaves with a bandage. Sleep with it in the night then remove it in the morning.
If you have swellings in your arms or legs, try wrapping the area with fresh cabbage leaves. Dress it with bandage. For best results, it is recommendable to sleep with that compress.
Try placing fresh cabbage leaves in your temples and in the upper part of the head.
Then, wear some kind of a hat, cap, or anything that can hold it in place.