Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Blooming Onion is an appetizer served at some restaurants. It consists of one large fried Vidalia onion which is cut to resemble a flower. The name of the dish comes from its menu name at the Outback Steakhouse ("Bloomin' Onion"), which claims to be the dish's inventor
- 1 giant onion, the larger, the better
- 1 – 2 eggs, depending on the size of the onion
- 1 cup flour, put some hot water into it, seasoned with pepper, paprika, oregano, thyme and cumin, chili powder, and any spices you prefer; stir everything thoroughly
- Cut off the top of the onion, remove the skin. Cut a "X" over the onion, and turn it 90°, cut another "X". Keep doing it until you cut at least 10 – 16 times. Remember to leave the bottom intact, otherwise the flower will be destroyed. After doing this, cut the core out of the center.
- Put the onion into an iced water for 2 minutes, then carefully spread the onion petals apart.