Blooming Onion

Blooming Onion
Blooming Onion

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    very large sweet onion

  • 1

    egg

  • 1

    cup milk

  • 1

    cup flour

  • 1-1/2

    teaspoon salt

  • 1/2

    teaspoon black pepper

  • 1-1/2

    teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1/4

    teaspoon oregano

  • 1/8

    teaspoon thyme

  • 1/8

    teaspoon cumin

  • Oil for frying

  • Dipping Sauce

  • 1/2

    cup mayonnaise

  • 2

    teaspoon ketchup

  • 2

    tablespoon cream-style horseradish

  • 1/4

    teaspoon paprika

  • 1/4

    teaspoon salt

  • 1/8

    teaspoon oregano

  • Pepper to taste

Directions

Beat together the egg and milk in a medium bowl. Combine the flour, salt, pepper, cayenne, oregano, thyme and cumin in a separate bowl. Slice 3/4" to 1" off the top and bottom of the onion and remove the skin. Cut out a 1" core and slice about 3/4 of he way down to create petals. Place the onion in boiling water to separate the petals. Let cool. Dip the onion into the milk mixture. Dip the coated onion into the flour mixture, covering liberally. Repeat process. Let onion set in the refrigerator for 15 minutes before frying. Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or pot to 350 degrees. Fry the onion right side up for 10 minutes until brown. Drain on a rack or paper towel. Combine ingredients for dipping sauce and serve.

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