Ingredients for - Blooming Onion and Dipping Sauce

1. Mayonnaise ½ cup
2. Cream-style horseradish sauce 2 tablespoons
3. Ketchup 1 tablespoon
4. Paprika ⅓ teaspoon
5. Cayenne pepper ⅓ teaspoon
6. Salt ¼ teaspoon
7. Dried oregano ⅛ teaspoon
8. Ground black pepper 1 pinch
9. Milk 1 cup
10. Egg 1
11. All-purpose flour 1 cup
12. Salt 1 ½ teaspoons
13. Cayenne pepper 1 ½ teaspoons
14. Paprika 1 teaspoon
15. Ground black pepper ½ teaspoon
16. Dried oregano ⅓ teaspoon
17. Dried thyme ⅛ teaspoon
18. Ground cumin ⅛ teaspoon
19. Sweet onion 1 large
20. Vegetable oil for frying ¾ cup

How to cook deliciously - Blooming Onion and Dipping Sauce

1 . Stage

Make sauce: Mix mayonnaise, horseradish, ketchup, paprika, cayenne, salt, oregano, and black pepper together in a medium bowl until well combined. Cover and store in the refrigerator until needed.

2 . Stage

Make coating: Beat milk and egg together in a medium bowl until well combined. Mix flour, salt, cayenne pepper, paprika, black pepper, oregano, thyme, and cumin together in a separate bowl. Set both bowls aside.

3 . Stage

Prepare onion: Slice 1 inch off of the top and bottom of onion and remove the papery skin. Remove a 1-inch diameter core from middle of onion, leaving the very bottom of the root end intact. Use a large, sharp knife to slice down center of onion about 3/4 of the way down; turn onion 90 degrees and slice again. Keep slicing each section in half until you have 16 sections, being careful not to cut through bottom of onion.

4 . Stage

Spread "petals" apart. (To help keep them separate, you could plunge onion into boiling water for 1 minute and then into cold water to stop the cooking.)

5 . Stage

Dip onion into milk mixture and then coat well with seasoned flour mixture, separating the petals and sprinkling the flour mixture between them. Dip onion back into milk mixture, then coat with flour mixture again to ensure all pieces are well coated.

6 . Stage

Heat oil in a deep fryer or deep pot to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Make sure you use enough oil to completely cover the onion when it fries.

7 . Stage

Lower onion, cut-side up, into the hot oil and fry until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Drain on a rack or on paper towels.

8 . Stage

Open center of onion wide enough to fit the bowl of dipping sauce and serve. Trkeillor