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Blooming Onion

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If you like onion rings, you're going to love this blooming onion. The name "blooming onion" stems from the fact that the finished dish resembles a flower.
The onion is first cut to 16 strips that resemble the petals of a flower when fanned out, then coated with well seasoned flour mixture and deep-fried to a beautifully golden brown and satisfying crisp goodness. Not only it is delicious, but it also has a unique appearance that looks great and is fun to eat. With only a handful of ingredients, you can create this unique appetizer in your own kitchen. Serve it with your favourite dipping sauce (chipotle sauce, spicy mayonnaise, or garlic yoghurt).

  • 1 Large white/yellow onion
  • 120 g Plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked paprika powder
  • 1/2 tsp Sweet paprika powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Dried thyme
  • A large pinch of ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 Eggs
  • 125 ml Milk
  • 1 kg / Lard for deep frying (or 1l sunflower oil)
  1. Combine the plain flour, paprika powders, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, dried thyme and ground cumin in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. In a separate bowl, beat eggs and milk until combined.
  2. Cut a tiny slice off the tip of yellow onion, then peel off the brown outer layer of skin. Flip the onion cut side down, then begin slicing about 1/2 inch away from the root. I find it easiest to do 4 quarter slices, then cut each quarter into 4 sections, that's 16 sections total. Turn the onion over and carefully fan out.
  3. Holding onion from base, dip in spiced flour mixture, coating petals thoroughly. Shake off excess. Dip in egg wash, letting any excess egg wash drip off, and again in flour mixture, so each petal is thoroughly coated. Pat off any excess flour.
  4. Heat lard or vegetable oil in a deep saucepan to 175C/350F. Immerse onions, cut-side down into the lard for 3-4 minutes. Turn over and fry for 2-3 minutes or until nicely golden brown and crisp. Drain on paper towel. Serve immediately with your favourite dipping sauce.

© 2021 |

© 2021 |

© 2021 |


Tom 14/10/21 01:22

...I haven't had one is ages!

Gloria Baker 14/10/21 01:41

Looks delicious and beautiful Angie!!

Marissa 14/10/21 02:03

Your blooming onion looks so perfectly crispy, Angie! What a mouthwatering appetizer!

Brian 14/10/21 02:14

Oh yea, I haven't had one of those in years!

Norma2 14/10/21 02:38

A spectacular presentation!

babYpose 14/10/21 04:07

Beautifully done, delicious and crispy finger food.

J.P. Alexander 14/10/21 04:09

Gracias por la receta te mando un beso

Abbe@This is How I Cook 14/10/21 05:36

I could eat all of this. In one sitting. I am not ashamed!

Margaret D 14/10/21 06:22

Now that looks interesting.

savorthebest 14/10/21 07:02

I love blooming onions! Great use of spices here

Lola Martínez 14/10/21 08:46

Es un plato muy rico y vistoso por su presentación. La cebolla me gusta mucho, pero si a la vista aparece bonita, es más apetecible aún.

Sherry's Pickings 14/10/21 09:24

oh so delicious. i love onion rings so I'd adore this!

DEZMOND 14/10/21 09:50

Looks gorgeous, I've seen videos for this on Facebook. What is the taste of the onion inside, does it fry nicely, or does it stay raw or semi boiled, because I like my onion only well fried.

2pots2cook 14/10/21 11:06

So inviting ! Never done it this way; only made onion rings.... Must do !

Nancy Chan 14/10/21 11:39

Looks beautiful and delicious. Great recipe to try out.

Paula Montenegro 14/10/21 11:50

I can't believe I actually never tried making this onion. You post comes at the perfect time Angie! It looks fantastic!

New Classic r 14/10/21 11:56

I almost completely forgot about this recipe. Thanks for the refresh.

bread&salt 14/10/21 15:00

Onion rings are very popular here! Especially our kids consume them from burger-king alot. Your recipe look good Dear Angie.

Kitchen Riffs 14/10/21 16:12

This looks terrific! And such a tasty dish. I've never made one of these -- always been a restaurant thing for me. Such good stuff -- thanks.

Bill 14/10/21 17:45

I've never had one but I love onion rings. This looks delicious.

The Velvet Runway 14/10/21 18:20

This looks amazing, as well as delicious!
Julia x

delphine 14/10/21 18:22

C'est très appétissant

speedy70 14/10/21 20:01

L'avevo fatta pure io tempo fa...Complimenti un piatto gusyoso e molto coreografico!!!!

lea 14/10/21 20:53

Sarà buonissima! Le tue ricette son sempre una novità sfiziosa!

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews 15/10/21 05:50

OMG! Talk about bringing back memories!

When my nieces (who are both now young adults) were little, the chain of restaurants TGI Friday's, had only just opened here in the UK and were the 'in' place to eat with a family.

This large battered onion was one of their signature starter dishes and we always had it with a portion of chicken goujons, for the six of us to share!

They took it off their menu many years ago now, however my nieces still remember it well.

Thanks for the trip down memory lane! :)

Rose world 15/10/21 13:21

I love onion rings but never make it myself.

gluten Free A_Z Blog 15/10/21 15:12

What a beautiful looking finished product. Makes me want to dig right in.

Ashley@CookNourishBliss 15/10/21 15:39

We got this all the time at a restaurant growing up but I haven't had one in ages! This is too fun!

Amy (Savory Moments) 15/10/21 15:58

Oh yum - this looks perfectly crisp and so delicious!!

yonosoymillenium 15/10/21 18:21

te ha quedado espectacular, igual que en un restaurante, voy a probar esta receta, me encanta

Cooking Julia 15/10/21 21:08

That's an original recipe !

My name is Erika. 16/10/21 00:19

Boy that looks so good. I love friend onions. Yummy! Good thing it is almost dinner time. Smile. Have a wonderful weekend! hugs-Erika

Ben | Havocinthekitchen 17/10/21 03:19

I've never heard of the name "Blooming onion", but this looks splendid - loving the recipe for onion rings elevated to a completely different level!

[Reply] 17/10/21 14:39

There is a restaurant chain in USA that is known for their Blooming Onions, they are so good! I've never tried to make them myself, yours looks beautiful!

Federica Simoni 18/10/21 09:42

Sembrano buonissime😋😋😋

Raymund 20/10/21 02:58

Had attempted to make this a lot of time, all of them failed so I gave up 🤣
Whats your secret on making it perfect like that

tigerfish 21/10/21 01:19

So pretty and delicious!

mjskit 30/10/21 03:32

OMG! Who wouldn't love this blooming onion! Love the spicy smoky seasoning in the batter. YUM!

Choclette 10/11/21 10:50

Deep frying is not for me, but I'd very happily tuck into your onion. It looks quite spectacular.


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