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Birds Eye Frozen Onion Rings 500g $2 @ Coles

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These are on special this week at coles. Bought 5 packs yesterday. I have never seen that cheap, usually they are 20% off.

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  • +20 votes

    Wow! I didn't even know you could get these
    Thanks OP

    • +5 votes

      Same here. First time I am seeing frozen rings

    • +47 votes

      what a time to be alive

    • +1 vote

      yep

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    Good price.

  • +8 votes

    Birds eye roasted potatoes and beer batter chips are half price too

  • +1 vote

    Are they better than hungry jacks?

    • +4 votes

      Of course yes, these are not burgers !
      ("Burgers are better at Hungry Jacks", goes their TV ad)

    • +2 votes

      I used to drop big bucks on HJ's rings but discovered these bad boys (average price is cheaper in woolies) and if you're a sucker for greasy rings like me they are so worth it even at normal price point. They taste almost identical to HJ's if you deep fry them in rice bran oil - Beats trying to make them yourself as well which can be a real sh!t fight.

      • +2 votes

        Buy big onions, cut large slices soak in milk for 20 Min, takes out the impuritys. Then crumb or batter.

        Thats how to make at home anyway :)

        • +6 votes

          These packeted rings are filled with additives maybe I should soak myself in milk for 20 mins

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          @Beefking:lol, so easy to make but who cbf right?

          Edit: hj prob used cotten seed oil, Its the standard for commercial frying.

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          @Slippery Fish:

          Solid vegetable oil. From Indokneesia
          That is unless they changed in the last 4 years. I know because I'm staring at the box I took as a parting gift when I stopped working there.

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          @outlander: oh ok, veg oil is also used alot, guess they stay under 180 for frying

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          @Slippery Fish:

          210 from memory
          This is solid oil though, it comes in boxes not containers.

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          @Slippery Fish: HJs used Palm Kernel Oil when I worked there many years ago.

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          vegetable oil from indonesia ….. probabaly palm oil ….. not healthy due to saturated fats and trans fats which are banned in food in the USA and also not good for orangutans who loose their habitat.

          go rice bran oil to deep fry.

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        and the rice bran oil is also 1/2 price also …… weekend of onion rings deep fried and beer on special .

  • +1 vote

    Frozen onion rings?
    Have some self-respect, and make fresh ones. Its not that hard.

    • +4 votes

      Ate some tonight. Not sure that frozen crumbed onion rings are that flash. I'd have preferred battered and yes, homemade!

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      Care to share a recipe?
      My Little trick is to add a little mix of one cruched chicken stock cube and paprika. This works a great with crumbed scallops too!

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        Soak the onions in milk, thats the most important step.

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          Yes, thanks that is a good step!

    • +18 votes

      Have some self-respect

      By making onion rings?

      • +2 votes

        Oh for crying out loud

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          I think u mean 'oh for Frying out loud' ;)

  • +2 votes

    Aldi sell a decent version too, though not $2.

    • +5 votes

      I buy the aldi ones and air fry them, they're excellent, I like the hj's ones but think the aldi ones are even better

  • +1 vote

    Are these proper slices of onion rings or mashed up onions?

    • +16 votes

      mashed. They made by machines after all, not by humans in chef hats carefully hand-selecting perfect looking rings of onion of equal sizes, artistically coating them with a layer of batter with a hand brush and packing them into a bag.

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        in fortunately there are a limited number of esthetically pleasing natural rings in an onion …. what to do with the too small ones if you didn't use onion mash to make frozen rings .
        all the same size … like pringles are all the same size which they just sold long frozen chips and used the short ones for mash.

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          As a person working in the food industry I feel I must tell you no one uses a brush to batter. The best you will get is it dunked in a bowl then put in a fryer.

          I did once see a chef mate dunk em in his special batter then place on a wire rack to let some drain off though, end result was a big mess and realy crispy rings though lol.

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    They're actually not bad…just make sure you don't overcook them!

    • +7 votes

      Or undercook! I get some hardcore farts if they are undercooked.

      • +5 votes

        haha nice. thanks for the tip, might eat a bunch of these undercooked before meeting up with my mates for beers next weekend.

      • +1 vote

        Good if you want the guests to go home earlier ;-)

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          Unfortunately my guests are used to my farts. This post made me get a packet out of the freezer last night and cook some up. Yummy!

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          or you bed mate to leave early.

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    Also, for improved yumminess make sure to use baking paper… They're really nice with sweet chilli sauce.

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    Had these a couple days ago, they're ok for the price. Quite sweet, but come up nice and crunchy, pretty decent beer snack.

    Enjoyed the Birds Eye parmesan/garlic/basil oven bake chips even more though, about $3.70 for 650grams from memory.

  • +2 votes

    Thanks op, just burnt a whole packet of these, although still tasted somewhat decent.

    Time for round 2 lol.

    • +1 vote

      Same thing happened to me, burnt to a crisp lol. Second pack required me watching them every few minutes or so.

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        Did you follow the re-heating instructions?

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          Best instructions are as follows (I eat these regularly).

          Microwave for 1 minute, per half pack.

          Deep Fry for 1~3 minutes, to taste.

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    Are these any good done in the oven or do you need a deep/ air frier to really enjoy?

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      I have two and a half words for you - Gulp 'n' Blow.

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      Oven was fine for me, nice and crunchy.

  • +5 votes

    Read the ingredients, muppets.

    I didn't see muppet listed anywhere in the ingredients list…do they use local or imported muppet, that's very important?

    • -7 votes

      Ho, ho, ho. Was that an attempt at a joke?
      Seems you have reading comprehension issues.

      • +1 vote

        Seems you have issues full stop ahaha

        • -1 vote

          Seems you have issues full stop ahaha

          yes, I have issues with corporate food. GMOs and contaminated vaccines. Also chemtrails. And Phat Cats. Plus family issues too. Lots of issues. You?

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          @cheepwun:

          Ho, ho, ho.

          Um, Merry Xmas to you too Santa…

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          Um, Merry Xmas to you too Santa…

          Santa is a devilish corporate fictional character. I am insulted.

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          @cheepwun: You come across as somebody who wastes quite a bit of their life trying hard to be indignant about something or other…I genuinely feel sorry for you.

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          @cheepwun: You come across as somebody who wastes quite a bit of their life working to be indignant about something…I genuinely feel sorry for you.

          I don't feel sorry for you. You're just one of the many ignorant that think that everything you eat is good and has no side-effects on your health because you're not dead yet. At least that's the way I see things behind the keyboard.

        • +2 votes

          @cheepwun: You seem quite bound up over these $2 onion rings mate, maybe you should get some more fibre in your diet…

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          You seem quite worked up over these $2 onion rings mate, maybe you should get some more fibre in your diet…

          You seem to love responding with pointless posts and bad jokes. Please carry on.

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          @cheepwun: No, I've wasted enough time on your Axis 2 diagnosis…thanks.

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          No, I've wasted enough time on your Axis 2 diagnosis…thanks.

          It's amazing where psychology is taking us, isn't it? So much can be done behind the keyboard. Almost as easy as making your own onion rings. Do I get a discount for this session, Mr Stewballs?

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          @cheepwun:
          Just to give you an ounce of support, I agree that processed foods especially those made with or cooked in seed oils are not great for the human bod.

        • -1 vote

          Thanks debo. Not to mention the GM oils that our out there (canola, etc.)

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    Can these be baked or do they have to be fried?

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      Lol you can bakeanything, not sure if itll be as nice or better though, general way is get a crisping tray (the ones with holes) or a wire rack on a tray, spray with oil in a can then oven bake for these sorta deal.

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        I have noticed some things are really lousy when baked if they specify oil frying only, and I can't have food that way. I'll check the packaging in case it says baking's an option. Thanks for the tip on the crisping tray and oil spray!

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          I baked some of these tonight, nothing to write home about…I'll fry the next batch (preferably in GM seed oil for extra tinfoil-hat goodness) to see it that makes them nicer! ;)

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      they already have fat in them so they can be baked

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    So what's the perfect temp and duration to deep fry these suckers?

  • +3 votes

    only clicked on this becuase of the ammount of comments, and it was well worth the entertaining read… gotta love ozbargain

  • +1 vote

    LPT: Like a lot of other frozen goodies, they heat and crisp up really well in a sandwich press, avoiding the need to turn on the oven.

  • +1 vote

    Would have loved a few Birds Eye Onion rings while reading all the entertaining comments.

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    Other Birds Eye products are half price. Chips, fish, hash browns. But I got onion rings because OzBargain. Are potato waffles good?

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      Curious to know also if the potato waffles are worth trying.

    • +1 vote

      I got you- just had them now, 650g, 10 to a pack, about 5x5cm. Had 3 baked, pretty damn tasty for $2 as far as I'm concerned; taste like pretty much every other cheap Coles/Woolies frozen food, so as long as you got some good sauce no worries.

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    I am angrier than a dragon trying to blow out candles on their birthday cake!
    Why? Pete Evans has not chimed in here with his expert health advice.
    Please Pete, come on here and tell us if these onion rings are healthy or not, and put our minds at ease……please please please…..

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      Don't stress, he's clearly delegated another dunce by proxy…

      • +1 vote

        Ok, thanks. Actually I thought even dunces where seeing past his BS so now he has puppets…..

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    Where is this made in and where are the ingredients coming from? Most of the squid type food usually come from China.

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      if it says Australian then its 100% aussie if it doesn't
      more then likely imported product and processed in aus

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    You can make lots of Olympics rings with them.

  • +1 vote

    Holy smokes these are really good, especially when your on a budget. Just throw the whole bag into the convection oven and 30 minutes later it's damn mint!

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    These are yummy, popped a few in the oven when my pie was almost done, with a handful of those fake KFC poppers :) Thanks