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I got this recipe out of the St.Cloud Times (courtesy of my mom, Peeps) in 1997. It actually is quite simple to do, the hardest part is slicing the onion, but if you buy an onion blossom cutter, you will have it made in the shade! This is a really fun appetizer to serve too...very impressive looking!
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- 1 large red onion (3/4 pound or more)
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon oregano
- 1 pinch thyme
- 1 pinch cumin
- oil (for frying)
- your favorite thousand island dressing (I don't like horseradish, so this is what I use)
- 1Beat egg and combine with milk in a bowl big enough to hold the onion without spilling.
- 2In a separate bowl, mix flour, salt, pepper, oregano, thyme and cumin.
- 3Peel onion, and slice off about 1/2-1 inch off of both ends.
- 4Remove a 1 inch core from the center.
- 5Slice the onion with an onion blossom cutter, or if you don't have one of those, slice the onion into 16 equal vertical slices---being very careful not to cut all the way to the bottom (leave about 1/4 inch or more at the bottom) Separate"petals" of the onion.
- 6Dredge onion in egg, then in flour mixture, shaking off excess.
- 7Dredge in egg again, and again in the flour mixture--again, shaking off excess.
- 8Allow onion to rest 15 minutes in the refrigerator.
- 9Heat oil (enough to cover onion) to 350º.
- 10Fry the onion right side up in the oil for 10 minutes or until golden.
- 11Drain on paper towels and serve with dipping sauce.
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Nutritional Facts for Bloomin' Onion
Serving Size: 1 (236 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 332.0
- Calories from Fat 127
- Total Fat 14.1 g
- Saturated Fat 3.3 g
- Cholesterol 69.0 mg
- Sodium 1460.4 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 44.6 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.3 g
- Sugars 8.3 g
- Protein 8.2 g