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      10.01.2014 12:41
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      Nice enough!

      Usually of a weekend I have what I think of as a mash up dinner. What this means is that I have a dinner consisting of bits and bobs simply to get rid of stuff and to get ready for my next shop!

      With two freezers I've often got a bit of this and a bit of that, that instead of throwing out (waste not want not!) I make into a meal and the other day I found a half opened pack of these and a corn on the cob lurking and I popped these in the oven along with some frozen oven chips and I had one lonely piece of pork that I cooked to go with it all! It was a nice enough meal and the onion rings I consumed were these ones!

      The Packaging:

      Unlike the review photograph at the top of these page these actually come in a dark green and white bag and on the front of the bag we are told what they are who they are by and shown a photograph of the onion rings and there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown and then on the back of the bag other information given includes ingredients being listed (these are suitable for Vegetarians), we are shown a full nutritional chart, we are given advice on how to cook them, the weight is stated which is 750g (and the only size I have seen these available to purchase in by the way) and contact details for Tesco are very clearly given. Because this is a plastic bag there is no reseal option to it however I remedied that by buying plastic freezer clips and these are of course a freezable food!

      The Onion Rings:

      What you get is lots of round, pale cream coloured onion rings. You can cook these as I do and that's to pop them in the oven which takes around 14 minutes or you can deep fry them if you prefer in 2-3 minutes.

      The only small issue I had with these was that because they were frozen and are best cooked from frozen serparating and pulling the rings apart is a tricky business and on most occasions I cooked a few I did end up with some broken onion rings, however it is only minor issue and me I'm less about presentation when its only me eating them and more interested in what they taste like however my top tip for the day is that if you do want perfect looking onions rings to take the amount out of the bag you intend to use and just let them defrost a little and voilla its easier to get rings apart and keep them looking as rings!

      Like I said earlier I oven cook mine so I need no oil and I simply flip them over half way through cooking. Sometimes they do stick a little to my baking tray so again if you don't want that happening you could just wipe over a little cooking oil of some type to stop that from happening.

      In about 14 minutes they go golden brown and you can smell that they are onion rings!

      I was worried that with sensitive teeth that the breadcrumbs on these may be a little hard (I did mean at the time to purchase battered onion rings for this very reason!) however they are not....thankfully though I don't cook them to the stage that they are really hard!

      So they have golden breadcrumbs and they taste ok. The mix tastes seasoned and is nice enough. Then inside of each ring there is a fair amount of mushed up onions in them opposed to a ring of onion inside inside. There's plenty of seasoned onion in each which isn't soggy or anything and all in all these are nice enough. I'm never going to rave about frozen onion rings because I simply prefer fresh ones but for a quick tea these are very nice! 4 onions rings contain 151 Calories and 0.6g of Saturated Fat (if oven cooked) and I also don't think that's bad because they do taste nice.....especially dipped in barbecue sauce I think!

      Only available from Tesco stores costing £1.50 a bag.

      This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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        15.05.2010 14:23
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        Great side, will be purchasing again!

        I had never tried breaded onion rings until I came across these in tescos a few months ago. I was looking for a few things I could keep in the freezer, which I could just cook as a side as my boyfriend always likes little side things to go with our meals. Usually we always have garlic bread or onion bhajis, things like that, so when I saw these breaded onion rings I thought they would be the perfect side to try!

        These came in a bright blue bag, which stood out in the freezer section. They cost me around £1.25 for a 750g bag, which was small enough to fit in my freezer nicely. These are basically rings of onion with like a batter around them, and bread crumbs. The bag was quite full and they were all a reasonable size. We have about 3 each of these as a side with a meal, but I think they would make a good starter too.

        These were soft to bite into, not tough or too chewy. They tasted really nice, and they were so light, you could eat loads of these at once.

        We cooked ours in the oven on a baking tray for around 15 minutes. They went a nice golden colour, and you have to make sure you space them all out properly, the first time we cooked them, a few of them were stuck together. You can also deep fry these onion rings, which only takes 3 minutes, but we preferred to just put them in the oven so you don't really have to watch them.

        If you have 4 onions rings you will be consuming 150 calories, so they are bad really for a side! But they taste gorgeous and if you are worried, just have 2 and this is only 75 calories along with your meal!

        These onion rings need to be kept frozen in the freezer, you cannot defrost them or eat them raw! They aren't suitable for microwave cooking either.

        I highly recommend this breaded onion rings, I will definitely be buying them again, they are a nice, cheap but tasty side for any meal!

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        26.02.2010 17:43
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        As good as any frozen onion ring and better than most!

        If my wife had her way it would be onion rings with every meal, I personally enjoy them from time to time but more often as a snack at lunch time than as part of a meal.

        Onion rings are not a thing I bother making myself, my wife likes frozen ones and I am fine with them too so we just go down that route and we didn't really have a preferred make either until we tried the Tesco breaded ones and that was us hooked.

        The pack is a 750g one and costs just under £1.30 or are often on offer at two for £2, the onion rings themselves are thick and have a generous breadcrumb coating.

        Cooking these could not be easier, heat some oil and drop them in for about two or three minutes and the jobs done, they turn a nice golden colour but be warned they taste the oil of onion so it is then useless.

        I like to pop these on to kitchen roll when I take them out just to get rid of the excess oil, then I can enjoy them with whatever I have chosen, I often have them with a nice salad or just on their own with a nice cheese sauce dip.

        These are a delicious snack food that can also be a side for a main meal but be warned they are not healthy.

        Nutritional information per 100g

        Calories - 325
        Carbohydrate - 41.8g
        Fat - 14.6g
        Of which saturates - 1.5g
        Salt equivalent - 0.8g
        Sodium - 0.3g

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        22.09.2009 09:40
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        Fry it and try my sour cream dip!

        We love onion rings. I buy once in a month a pack of frozen breaded onion rings. I buy it in Tesco or in Sainsbury's, there is no difference in taste and price. Now I review the Tesco onion rings.


        Price and product description

        A pack contains 750 grams of breaded onion rings. You can buy it for 1.27 pounds in Tesco, naturally in the frozen food section. The product is wrapped in a blue plastic bag with a picture of onion rings on a plate. The onion rings are breaded thick and they don't stick to each other.


        How to prepare it? How I serve it?

        I fry it in hot oil in a pot until they get nice brown colour. The wrapper says 190 C (375 F) for 2-3 minutes. When I fry it in deep fryer it really takes 2-3 minutes. Nowadays I'm lazy cleaning my deep fryer, so I put about 1 litre of oil in a pot, the first day I prepare chips in it the second day onion rings then pour it out. The onion rings give the oil onion flavour so everything will have onion taste after it. And the point is that I can drop this pot in the dishwasher.

        So when my onion rings are nice brown (light brown) I get them out and drain them well on a plate covered by kitchen roll. As they are too hot I start to prepare a dip.

        Sour cream dip

        I use Sainsbury's own brand sour cream. For a pack of onion rings we eat a full cup of sour cream (300 ml). So I put the sour cream in a suitable sized bowl and add a teaspoon salt to it then I add mashed garlic to it. For a cup of sour cream I press 4-5 cloves of garlic. Stir it well and it is ready. If you are not sure about the quantity of garlic, add them one by one, stir and taste it after each clove.

        You can bake it is the oven as well. To be honest, I haven't tried it yet, as we prefer the fried ones. I know it is healthier, but I love the fried onion rings so much...


        Taste

        If you have never tried it you may think it has onion taste. Well, a little bit you can taste the characteristic taste of onion but as it contains only 51% onions and it is fried, you will experience a very delicious taste. I recommend you the sour cream dip, but you can eat it with ketch-up or mayo as well.


        Ingredients

        Onion (51%), Breadcrumb, Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil, Batter, Gelling Agent (Sodium Alginate).
        Breadcrumb contains: Wheat Flour, Salt, Yeast.
        Batter contains: Wheat Flour, Salt, Maize Flour, Raising Agents (Disodium Diphosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Mustard Powder.


        Nutritional information per 100 g

        Energy: 1350kJ (325kcal)
        Protein: 5.8g
        Carbohydrate: 41.8g
        sugars: 7.6g
        Fat: 14.6g
        saturates: 1.5g
        mono unsaturates: 7.6g
        polyunsaturates: 4.9g
        Fibre: 4.8g
        Sodium*: 0.3g
        *Salt Equivalent: 0.8g


        My opinion

        There are days when I get tired of cooking. I cook our lunch every day and I bake our own buns plus cakes for the kids. So I spend at least two hours a day in the kitchen. I'm not lazy but sometimes such an easy and quick dinner which is delicious at the same time saves my evening.

        As I mentioned, I like frying them. It is ready in 10 minutes. The frying takes 5 minutes but the oil should be hot before you put the onion rings in, otherwise it will soak a lot of oil and will became very greasy. We love to eat it with sour cream dip but occasionally I prepare another dip: I add grated horseradish to mayo and it's ready. It is not as light as the sour cream but matched the onion rings well. So I recommend you try it instead of imagining it reading my review.

        Thanks for reading!

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          09.06.2009 17:02
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          A fantastic bag of onion rings that work well with lots of dishes.

          Onion rings are a firm favourite of my fiancés and whenever we are having a picky evening when we just can't decide what to eat and aren't particularly hungry I will usually get some of these from the freezer for him as I know that they are always going to be a hit once I've cooked them.

          A 750g bag is currently available from Tesco stores or www.tesco.co.uk for just £1.29 and there are quite a few servings within a bag so these actually work out cheaper than making them yourself and they are far more convenient.

          These onion rings come within a blue plastic bag (as shown in the picture) and to open them I usually just cut a whole in the top or tear in to it with my fingers and then use a bag clip to keep it sealed in the freezer.

          The onion rings are chopped onion & cereal which has been moulded together, covered in bread crumbs and then lightly fried and there is around 325 calories and 14.6g of fat per 100g so these should be enjoyed in moderation although I usually find that these are eaten as a snack or as part of a blow-out picky tea with lots of other high fat products so we usually just say blow it and eat them!

          The onion rings are incredibly easy to cook and can be done in a few different ways. Some of the ones we have used in the past are: oven, shallow fry, deep fry or barbeque and although some of these methods might not be recommended on the packaging we've found them to be pretty effective and great for when we're having lazy days and just want to chuck them in the oven and not worry about them for 25 minutes or so.

          The onion rings have a lovely crunchy breadcrumb outer layer which has quite a good flavouring, the onion/cereal within is lovely and crunchy also and these are very nice indeed and a perfectly compliment to steak or lasagne & garlic bread.

          I would definitely recommend these as they are great to keep in the freezer and just throw in the oven for those nights when you want a little comfort food that's quick & easy. I am rating these onion rings 4/5 and think that they are very tasty!

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            07.06.2009 06:52

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            Tesco Breaded Onion Rings seem to be a firm favourite in the house with everybody except me. They're only available from Tesco, and they cost £1.29 for a 750g bag, which represents good value for money. They come frozen so you can just cook what you need when you fancy them.

            These onion rings are relatively easy to cook, though I've always found that they need turning half way through cooking or else they don't crisp up properly. The packaging says they require 14 minutes in the centre of a hot oven, but I find that they take a lot longer than this, around 25 minutes, and if I don't time it exactly right they go straight from soggy to burnt.

            When the batter is cooked right, they do taste rather crispy though. I find they make a good solid "crunch" sound when I bite into them. What's in the middle is the disappointment for me though. I really can't taste much in the way of onion in these at all.

            The grandson absolutely loves these, and I can't help but wonder if that's because they don't taste properly of onion. They're a nice mild flavour to his little tastebuds, but of course my adult tastebuds are after a bit more of a taste experience than this.

            I personally don't recommend these. I appreciate that the rest of the family disagree with me and continue to buy them (and serve them up to me regularly!), but I'm just not a fan.

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            24.11.2008 16:59
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            Definitely recommended, especially with chips...you know you want some!

            Mmm I can't resist a side of onion rings when I go out for a meal when there's chips involved. I find that some restaurants cook greasy, soft onion rings, and have only found a rare few with good crisp ones. I came across Tesco's own make breaded onion rings, and because they were a good price I thought they'd go perfectly with a nice steak! :o)

            I've seen Tesco Breaded Onion Rings in every Tesco's I've been in lately so they're readily available and can be found in the freezer section. They're sold in a big 750g blue bag and cost £1.35. The onion rings are reasonable sizes and I can't say I've ever counted how many you get in a bag but there's quite a lot! Each onion ring is coated in breadcrumbs and lightly fried. Okay, so they're not the healthiest of things, but they can be grilled or cooked in the oven so there's no need to add any oil. 100g contains 325 calories and 14.6g fat, but a serving is just 165 calories and 7.3g (not entirely sure how many rings this would equate to, but if you only have 2 or 3 on your plate that isn't going to be much at all). They're therefore lighter than most you'd get at fast food places and restaurants that further fry/deep fry them.

            Cooking guidelines:

            > Oven - 14 minutes at 220°C
            Pop a few on a baking tray with space between them to allow them to cook evenly and put in the centre of pre-heaten oven. Turn half way between cooking to ensure the heat gets all through the onion rings.
            > Grill - 10 minutes on medium
            Cover the grill rack with foil (though I use a special mesh tray to allow the heat to go through without needing foil)
            Pop on your onion rings, again with space between them, and cook for 10 minutes. I find that grilling gets the best results because you get a better crispyness on the outside. Be careful though, they don't take long to cook to continuously check them and turn them over.
            > Deep fry - 2-3 in hot oil (190°). I haven't tried this because I prefer them without grease and a bit crispy, but it's down to personal preference.

            Like I've said, I find grilling gets the best results. The onion rings are a nice golden colour, crisp on the outside because of the breadcrumbs and have a lovely taste. They're not greasy when you take them out of the oven but I blot them anyway just incase, and they're not stringy when you bite into them unlike some onion rings; they're easy to eat and go down very nicely! Yum! :o)

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            Onion rings made from chopped onion and cereal, coated in breadcrumbs and lightly fried.