Favorite Blooming Onion with Sauce

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Favorite Blooming Onion with Sauce Recipe

Favorite Blooming Onion with Sauce Recipe. Indulge in the irresistible delight of our favorite blooming onion recipe. With its crispy texture and mouthwatering flavor, this appetizer is sure to captivate your taste buds.

Whether you’re hosting a party or simply craving a savory snack, our blooming onion is the perfect choice. Paired with a tangy sauce, it creates a delectable combination that will leave you wanting more.

Impress your guests with this irresistible blooming onion recipe that brings together crispiness, flavors, and a touch of tanginess. Get ready to create a show-stopping appetizer that will make you the star of any gathering!

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Can I make the sauce ahead of time?

Absolutely! The sauce can be prepared in advance and refrigerated for up to a week, allowing the flavors to meld together even more.

Can I bake the blooming onion instead of frying it?

Yes, you can try baking the blooming onion for a healthier alternative. However, keep in mind that the texture and flavor may differ slightly from the traditional deep-fried version.

How can I ensure the coating sticks well to the onion?

Make sure to separate the onion petals before coating and sprinkle the flour mixture between them. Additionally, dipping the onion in milk before coating helps the flour mixture adhere better.

Can I adjust the level of spiciness in the recipe?

Absolutely! Feel free to adjust the amount of cayenne pepper or omit it altogether if you prefer a milder flavor. You can customize the spice level according to your personal taste preferences.

Favorite Blooming Onionon a white plate sitting on a red and white checked tablecloth.

Favorite Blooming Onion with Sauce

Nesting Lane Indulge
Learn how to make a delicious and crispy blooming onion with a tangy sauce in this easy recipe. Perfect for sharing as a favorite appetizer.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 4




For the Sauce:

  • In a small bowl, add mayonnaise, horseradish, ketchup, ¼ tsp salt, paprika, a dash of cayenne pepper, and a dash of pepper .
  • Stir everything together until well mixed.
  • Put the bowl in the refrigerator.

For the Blooming Onion:

  • In a large bowl, beat an egg
  • Pour milk into the same bowl with the egg.
  • In another bowl, mix together flour, salt, cayenne pepper, black pepper, garlic powder, thyme, oregano, and cumin.
  • Prepare the onion by cutting off about 3/4 to 1 inch from the top and bottom.
  • Remove the skin from the onion.
  • Take out the core from the middle of the onion (around 1 inch in diameter).
  • Use a sharp knife to slice down the center of the onion, stopping about 3/4 of the way down.
  • Turn the onion 90 degrees and slice again.
  • Continue slicing the sections in half, but be careful not to cut through the bottom. You should have 16 sections.
  • Spread the petals of the onion apart to make it easier to coat.
  • Optional: If you want, soak the onion in an ice bath for an hour to make it easier to "bloom."
  • Dip the onion into the milk mixture.
  • Coat the onion well with the flour mixture.
  • Separate the petals and sprinkle the flour mixture between them.
  • Once all the petals are coated, dip the onion into the milk mixture again.
  • Coat the onion with the flour mixture once more.
  • Put the coated onion in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes.
  • While the onion is chilling, preheat the oil in a deep fryer or deep pot. Set the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Carefully place the onion in the hot oil, making sure it's right side up.
  • Fry the onion for about 10 minutes or until it turns golden brown.
  • Take the onion out of the oil and let it drain on a rack or paper towels.
  • Open up the center of the onion so you can place the small bowl of dipping sauce inside.


Calories: 787kcalCarbohydrates: 33.4gProtein: 8gFat: 70.3gSaturated Fat: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 5.7g
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