Blooming Onion is like onion rings but in one big bloom! It needs a hour chilling time but so worth the wait. You can serve with Ranch Dip or any dip you like for a scrumptious appetizer. I also like ketchup with mine, I know weird! Try it you might like it. Hope you enjoy!
To get started you need:
1 large onion
1 egg, lightly beaten
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup saltine cracker crumbs
Canola Oil (for frying)
Large pan boiling water
Large bowl of ice water
Directions for making:
Peel the onion, leaving root intact. (This is very important or the onion will fall apart)
Cut vertically into quarters, cutting within ½ inch of root end.
Cut each quarter vertically into thirds.
Put onion in boiling water with the cut side down for 3 minutes.
Remove and place in a bowl of ice water for 5 minutes; drain.
Put flour in a large plastic bag.
Add onion and shake gently to coat.
Remove dip into egg.
Add cracker crumbs to plastic bag.
Add onion and shake to coat.
Remove and chill one hour.
Fry onion in 3 or 4 inches of Canola oil, about 375 degree for 5 to 7 minutes, or until golden brown.
Drain on paper towel.
Sprinkle with salt.
Serve with Ranch dip.
Makes 2 servings.
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