BLOOMING ONION BITES WITH DIPPING SAUCE
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
This is such a fun dish to serve up as an appetizer because guests always love it!
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 3 tablespoons sour cream
- 2 teaspoons ketchup
- 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon horseradish mayo sauce or regular horse radish
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 large sweet onion or 2 medium onions
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoons paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon each thyme and oregano
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup milk
- Oil for frying
- Seasoning salt
Combine all dip ingredients and set aside.
Cut the onion in half and make slices down the onion to make wedges. In a bowl, toss flour and seasonings except seasoning salt. In a second bowl, whisk eggs, milk and 1/2 cup water.
Ensure onion slices are separated and place the onion wedges in a large ziploc bag. Add about 3/4 cup of the flour mixture and shake well to coat. Using a fork, gently lift out about 6 onion wedges and put them into the egg mixture. Using a fork, remove them from the egg mixture and into the flour mixture in the bowl. Toss to coat. (So it’s Flour. Egg. Flour.)
Place on a rack while coating all of the onions. Gently tap the rack to remove excess flour before frying.
Heat deep fryer or a couple of inches of oil in a pan to 360-375 degrees. Place the onions into the deep fryer or oil in small batches for about 6 minutes or until browned and crispy. Be sure not to overcrowd them. Remove from oil, drain on paper towels and sprinkle with seasoning salt.
Serve hot with dipping sauce.
Calories: 368, Carbohydrates: 61g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 91mg, Sodium: 198mg, Potassium: 365mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 1550IU, Vitamin C: 5.3mg, Calcium: 131mg, Iron: 4.2mg
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