Blooming Onion Bites with Dipping Sauce

  • 13 Nov - 19 Nov, 2021
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Cookery


· 1 sweet onion

· 2 cups flour

· 1 tablespoon paprika

· 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

· 1 teaspoon ground cumin

· ½ teaspoon thyme

· ½ teaspoon oregano

· ½ teaspoon black pepper

· 2 eggs

· 1 cup milk

· ½ cup water

· Oil for frying

· Seasoned salt

For Dipping Sauce

· 3 tablespoons mayonnaise

· 3 tablespoons sour cream

· 2 teaspoons ketchup

· 1 tablespoon mayo sauce

· ½ teaspoon worcestershire sauce

· ½ teaspoon paprika

· ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

· ¼ teaspoon black pepper


Combine all the dip ingredients and set aside. Cut the onion in half vertically and make slices down the onion to make wedges. In a bowl, toss flour and seasonings except salt. In another bowl, whisk eggs, milk, and water. Separate the onion slices and place them in a freezer bag. Add about ¾ cup of the flour mixture and shake well to coat. Using a fork, gently lift out onion wedges and put them into the egg mixture. Remove them from the egg mixture and put into the flour mixture. Toss to coat. Deep fry the onions in small batches for about six minutes or until browned and crispy. Remove from oil, drain on paper towels and sprinkle with seasoning salt. Serve hot with the dipping sauce.