August 22, 2006

I've always wondered....

I've always wondered how to make a bloomin onion like the ones you get at the restaurants. I came across this recipe on Sara's Kitchen the other day and have been meaning to post this to the blog.

This makes a perfect treat at a Super Bowl party or a finger foods dinner night (which is one of my favorite types of dinners to make).

Blooming Onion
by Sara's Kitchen

Yummy Pie

1/3 c Cornstarch; more if needed
1 1/2 c Flour
2 ts Garlic; mince
2 ts Paprika
1 ts Salt
1 ts Pepper
24 oz Beer
4 Sweet Vidalia Onions
2 c Flour
4 ts Paprika
2 ts Garlic powder
1/2 ts Pepper
1/4 ts Cayenne
Creamy chili sauce
1 pt Mayonnaise
1 pt Sour cream
1/2 c Tomato chili sauce
1/2 ts Cayenne

Mix cornstarch, flour and seasonings until well blended. Add beer, mix well. Cut about 3/4" off top of onion and peel. Cut into onion 12 to 16 vertical wedges but do not cut through bottom root end. Remove about 1" of petals from center of onion. Dip onion in seasoned flour and remove excess by shaking. Separate petals to coat thoroughly with batter. Gently place in fryer basket and deep-fry at 375 to 400~ 1-1/2 minutes. Turn over and fry 1-1/2 minutes longer or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Place onion upright in shallow bowl and remove center core with circular cutter or apple corer. Serve hot with Creamy Chili Sauce.

Seasoned Flour:Combine flour, paprika, garlic powder, pepper and cayenne and mix well.Creamy Chili Sauce:Combine mayo, sour cream, chili sauce and cayenne and mix well.

1 comment:

Jean said...

I've always wondered this too. Thanks Lane! Looks like a winner.