Blooming Onions Recipe

his Blooming Onion recipe offers a delicious and visually appealing appetizer, perfect for sharing. Crisp, golden-brown onion petals encase a tender, flavorful center, accompanied by a tangy dipping sauce. Ideal for parties, game days, or any gathering.


  • 1 large sweet onion (such as Vidalia)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)


  1. Prepare the Onion:
    • Peel the onion and cut off the top (stem end), leaving the root intact.
    • Place the onion cut-side down and make several cuts from the root to the top, creating “petals.” Be careful not to cut through the root.
  2. Make the Coating:
    • In a bowl, combine the flour, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper.
    • In another bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk.
  3. Coat the Onion:
    • Gently spread the onion petals apart. Dredge the onion in the flour mixture, ensuring it gets into all the crevices.
    • Dip the floured onion into the egg mixture, coating it thoroughly.
    • Return the onion to the flour mixture for a second coating.
  4. Fry the Onion:
    • Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or large pot to 375°F (190°C).
    • Carefully lower the coated onion into the hot oil, root side up. Fry until golden brown and crispy, about 5-7 minutes.
    • Remove the onion from the oil and drain on paper towels.
  5. Serve:
    • Transfer the blooming onion to a serving plate and serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce. Enjoy!

This Blooming Onion recipe is sure to be a hit, offering a satisfying crunch and a burst of savory flavors with every bite.

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