Ring-Shaped Recipes to Make While Watching the Olympics
Show your patriotism during the 2016 Games by putting a ring on it. In honor of the Olympic Games, make recipes in the shape of the Olympic rings. Garnish these ringed foods with the logo colors (or red, white and blue!) to give your presentation a first-place finish. Go, team!
Oven-Fried Onion Rings (pictured above)
You won’t feel any guilt snacking on these “fried” onion rings. Sliced sweet yellow onions are dredged in flour, then buttermilk, then a panko breadcrumb-olive oil mixture before baking at 450 degrees F. The result is crispy rings without the oily mess. If only colored ketchup were still trendy.
Start this recipe the night before so the dough has time to rise before shaping it into ring or doughnut holes. After frying the rings, you’ll make a simple glaze with powdered sugar, water and vanilla extract. You can add food coloring to the glaze in hues that reflect the signature logo of the Olympics.
Alex’s crispy calamari rings get a kick from chile oil. Battered and deep fried, you’ll indulge as you watch others face challenges of elite athleticism. Garnish the rings with thinly sliced lemon and basil leaves to cover two logo colors in one dish.
These bite-sized appetizers are easy to make and perfect for feeding a crowd. Use spinach tortellini topped with bright-green pesto for the green rings. Skewer summer tomatoes of varying colors for an additional pop of color.
Ideas from Food Network Magazine:
Viewing party guests will love this Bundt cake with a surprise inside. In addition to the cake’sshape, the raspberry filling gives each slice a “ringed” effect when placed on a plate. Start this cake before the day’s games begin so you have enough time to let it bake and cool before adding the filling.
Fire up the grill to cook fresh summer produce. These pineapple rings couldn’t be easier: Simply brush each side with vegetable oil, then grill each side for three minutes until you see a char. Your yellow ring is complete.
Instead of topping these ring-shaped cookies with holiday nonpareils, use Olympic-colored sprinkles. Arrange the cookies in the shape of the logo for a festive presentation.