Chili's Awesome Blossom

Total Time
Prep 35 mins
Cook 10 mins

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Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all dry ingredients together.
  2. Onion may be sliced like a blossom by cutting the top 1/4 off, the top has the stem.
  3. Then peel and be very careful to leave the root intact.
  4. Carefully slice from the top of the onion down but stop about 1/2" before you get to the root, taking care not to cut through the root.
  5. Slice the rest of the onion like a pie into many servings.
  6. When complete, soak onion in cold ice water for 1/2 hr.
  7. so the onion's petals will start to open up and bloom.
  8. Drain onion and dip in flour mixture and dust well.
  9. Dip onion then in buttermilk and back in flour mixture.
  10. Place in hot oil and fry until golden.
  11. Oil should cover onion.
  12. When done drain well and place on plate and cut center out of onion so the petals may easily be removed.
  13. Dipping Sauce: Mix all together and serve in the middle of the onion blossom.
  14. Garnish with paprika and just a dash of red pepper.


Most Helpful

Didn't make this as I could never eat an awesome blossom. However, I work at Chili's and that's not even close to blossom sauce. It contains mayo, NOT sour cream for one.

AmberD19 June 15, 2008

I used a favorite packaged seasoned flour blend for blossoms that we really like and made this dipping sauce recipe to serve with it. I haven't had Chili's dipping sauce so I can't attest to how close this is to their's, but we thought this was a great sauce - and liked it with our other vegtables too. I only added a couple of shakes of red pepper as DH isn't a fan of anything past mild heat. Pretty sure anytime I serve onion blossoms I'll be making this sauce as well. Thank-you for sharing!

Kate57 May 02, 2009

It really didn't taste like the dip at all

mrholland24 August 20, 2007

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