If you are looking for easy snacks for entertaining, look not further and try out this Blooming Onion recipe from Grandmother's collection. This easy onion blossom recipe is so fun to make for a party or a gathering, your guests will be sure to absolutely love it. You may have seen or tried a onion blossom at a restaurant before, in fact they are very popular on the Chile's menu. But now you can make your own easy onion blossom recipe right at home. To eat this yummy snack, your guests just have to pull pieces of the onion off to eat and dip them in the dip that you make from scratch. You could serve it with a chipotle spice dip, or a mayo dip, or even just plain old ketchup which everyone is a fan of. This would be great with a sriracha type of dip too. If you have a large crowd, you may want to make a couple of these, they tend to go fast.***
Makes 2 large onions
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2 very large onions
1 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup whole milk
Canola Oil (as much as needed for the pot you select)
Peel the outside skins off the onions.
For each onion:
Cut off the shoot side of the onion about 2/3rd of the way through the onion. You need to cut off enough so the blooming onion will open.
Next, cut off the stem of the onion so you have a flat onion surface for the bottom.
Using a very sharp large knife, cut the onion like you are cutting pieces of a pie. First cut in half, then again and again, repeating until you have 32 sections. BE SURE TO STOP 3/4 of an inch from the base of the onion so you do not cut all the way through.
To open the onion flower gently nudge the onion buds down slightly, opening the onion only a little. Place the onion, flower side up into the refrigerator for two hours. This will help to open it up. Put each onion into a big deep bowl that allows it space to open and cover the top of the bowl with plastic wrap to keep the odors from releasing in the refrigerator.
When the onion is ready remove from the refrigerator.
Stir together the flour, salt, cayenne and black peppers and the garlic powder.
Sprinkle the onion flowers with this mixture. Be sure to sprinkle between all the petals of your onion flower. Lift and turn over, gently shake off any excess.
In a mixing bowl, stir together the egg and the milk until well combined.
Dip each onion flower into this milk/egg mixture, open flower facing down, then dip it back into the flour mixture to coat again. Gently shake off any excess.
Use a small but deep saucepan and put enough oil in it that it will cover your blooming onion during cooking time.
Heat the oil to 350 degrees. Use a pair of metal tongs to carefully place the onion top down into the hot oil. After two minutes, carefully turn it over and cook for another two minutes. Do the onions one at a time.
Have ready a plate lined with paper towels and use your tongs to place it onto the prepared plate.
Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauces.
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Nutrition Facts for: Blooming Onion From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: Large onions, all purpose flour, salt, cayenne pepper, black pepper, garlic powder, egg, milk.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 2 large onions. * Per serving: Calories 384, Calories from Fat 64, Total Fat 7.1g 11%, Saturated Fat 3.1g 15%, Cholesterol 94mg 31%, Sodium 1830mg 76%, Potassium 473mg 14%, Carbohydrates 65.3g 22%, Dietary Fiber 4.6g 18%, Sugars 11.7g, Protein 14.7g, Vitamin A 16%, Vitamin C 15%, Calcium 19%,Iron 22%
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