Blooming Onion Recipe

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  1. To make sauce: In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, ketchup, horseradish, 1/3 tsp. paprika, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1/8 tsp. oregano, a dash grnd black pepper and cayenne pepper; mix well. Keep sauce covered in refrigerator till needed.
  2. To make the batter:In a medium bowl, beat egg and add in lowfat milk. In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, cayenne pepper, paprika, grnd black pepper, oregano, thyme and cumin; mix.
  3. To prepare onion:Slice 1 inch off of the top and bottom of the onion and remove the papery skin. Use a thin knife to cut a 1 inch diameter core out of the middle of the onion. Now use a very sharp, large knife to slice the onion several times down the center to create "petals" First slice through the center of the onion to about three-fourths of the way down. Turn the onion 90 degrees and slice it again in an X across the first slice. Keep slicing the sections in half, very carefully till the onion has been cut 16 times. Don't cut down to the bottom of the onion. (The last 8 cuts will be difficult, be careful).
  4. Spread the petals of the onion apart. To help keep them separate you could plunge the onion into boiling water for 1 minute and then into cool water.
  5. Dip the onion into the lowfat milk mix and then coat it liberally with the flour mix. Again separate the petals and sprinkle the dry coating between them.
  6. Once you're sure the onion is well-coated, dip it back into the wet mix and into the dry coating again. This double-dipping ensures you have a well-coated onion because some of the coating will wash off when you fry it.
  7. Heat oil in a deep fryer or possibly deep pot to 350 F (175 C). Make sure you use sufficient oil to completely cover the onion when it fries.
  8. Fry the onion right side up in the oil for 10 min or possibly till it turns brown. When the onion has browned, remove it from the oil and let it drain on a rack or possibly paper towels. Open the onion wider from the center so which you can put a small dish of the dipping sauce in the center.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Recipe %DV
Recipe Size 690g
Calories 1521  
Calories from Fat 903 59%
Total Fat 102.17g 128%
Saturated Fat 16.19g 65%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 198mg 66%
Sodium 5002mg 208%
Potassium 941mg 27%
Total Carbs 126.09g 34%
Dietary Fiber 7.1g 24%
Sugars 24.04g 16%
Protein 28.97g 46%
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