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Baked Blooming Onion Recipe

Description: Blooming Onions taste wonderful. But, dietitians are always telling us to fried food are not good for us. This recipe bakes the onion, making it a whole lot healthier.

Blooming Onion Ingredients:

  • 2 Vidalia or Walla Walla sweet onions

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 cup milk

  • 1/2 cup flour

  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper

  • 1/2  teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Dip Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons creamed horseradish
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried parsley

Blooming Onions Preparation  Directions:

  1. Cut off the top of the onions and peel off outer skin.

  2. Cut the bottom end to make it flat, but do not cut off beyond the core, or the onion will fall apart.

  3. Make cuts into the onion down to about 1/2 inch from the bottom. Slice the onion to make eighths.

  4. Gently pull apart the petals.

  5. In a bowl, beat together the egg and milk.

  6. In a separate bowl, mix together the Blooming Onion dry ingredients (above):

  7. Dip the onion into the milk and egg mixture. Make sure it coats all the sides and inside of the onion.

  8. Put the dry ingredients into a plastic food bag. Put the onion inside the bag, and gently turn the onion to coat it.

  9. Dip the onion into the milk, then dry ingredients a second time

  10. Lightly grease a cookie sheet.

  11. Set the booming onion on the cookie sheet.

  12. Bake in the oven at 425 degrees until brown, about 35 to 40 minutes

  13. While the onion is baking, mix the dip ingredients in a small bowl.

  14. Remove Blooming Onion from the oven and place on a serving plate.

  15. Serve hot.

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