Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Just in Time for your Super Bowl Party: Onion Blossom

Vegetable oil for frying
1 Sweet Vidalia onion
3 cups cold water
2 large eggs lightly beaten
½ cup beer or club soda
½ cup milk
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
½ tsp cayenne pepper

Preheat oil in a large sauce pan or Fry Daddy to 375 degrees. Peel onion and cut off the bottom, leaving a flat surface. Cut into ¾ inch wedges, but do not cut all the way through.

Soak onion in ice cold water until wedges open, about 20 minutes; drain and pat dry. Mix eggs, beer or club soda, and milk in a medium bowl. Mix flour and baking powder in a separate bowl.

Dip onion in egg mixture, then into flour mixture. Dip again into egg mixture then flour mixture, making sure onion is well coated.

Place onion in hot oil. Deep-fry until golden brown and tender about 15 minutes; drain on paper towels. Place onion on a serving plate. Sprinkle with salt and cayenne pepper.

Creamy Chili Sauce for Dipping

2 cups miracle whip
Sour cream
½ cup chili sauce
½ tsp cayenne pepper

Combine ingredients and mix well. Serve with onion.

Bon Appetit!


  1. THANK YOU! Make my own Blooming Onions, cool!

  2. Sylvia, it is delicious and after experimenting a lot with this, this is by far the best recipe for an onion blossom I have ever prepared. The sauce is tasty too!! Thanks for stopping in!

  3. Word Nerd, yes it makes my mouth water just looking at it!! If my husband ever comes home I may just have to make one for general purposes. :D Thanks for stopping by to check it out!

  4. I'm not an onion person--but my boys are!!

  5. Oh, Kathy, I've never tried to make these Blooming Onions or Onion Blossoms like this. Years ago I had them at restaurants and really enjoyed the ones that were light and crispy. Had some really luscious and crispy onion rings at Red Robin on Saturday week ago!!! They also served a delicious dipping sauce they called Campfire Sauce -- it was a smoky barbecue sauce with good seasonings that wasn't spicy hot to burn my mouth.

  6. Reminds me of the ones you get at Outback Steakhouse! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Betty, this recipe produces a blossom onion that is just as yummy as you will find in restaurants. The sauce is also pretty good. Thanks for stopping in!

  8. Susan, you will have to give it a try! Thanks for stopping by!