Chili's Awesome Blossom

Recipe by JustaQT
READY IN: 45mins




  • Mix all dry ingredients together.
  • Onion may be sliced like a blossom by cutting the top 1/4 off, the top has the stem.
  • Then peel and be very careful to leave the root intact.
  • 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.
  • Slice the rest of the onion like a pie into many servings.
  • When complete, soak onion in cold ice water for 1/2 hr.
  • so the onion's petals will start to open up and bloom.
  • Drain onion and dip in flour mixture and dust well.
  • Dip onion then in buttermilk and back in flour mixture.
  • Place in hot oil and fry until golden.
  • Oil should cover onion.
  • When done drain well and place on plate and cut center out of onion so the petals may easily be removed.
  • Dipping Sauce: Mix all together and serve in the middle of the onion blossom.
  • Garnish with paprika and just a dash of red pepper.