This is such a fun dish to serve up as an appetizer because guests always love it! Who doesn’t love a Blooming Onion?!

BLOOMING ONION BITES WITH DIPPING SAUCE

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
This is such a fun dish to serve up as an appetizer because guests always love it!

Ingredients

DIPPING SAUCE
  • 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
OTHER
  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition Information

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