What can I say these little silver pearls of goodness just simply melt in your mouth?  I made a beef stew using a portion of the pearl onions. These guys came out so cute and so delicious. Honestly it was easy to make and less time than the large one I have made before. They are great as appetizers too!

Mini Blooming Onions
Mini Blooming Onions

Steps to prepping the onions for frying:

  1. Remove the skin from the onions.  Using a sharp knife slice through the onion to make at least 6 to 7 sections without cutting all the way through the onion.  Place the onions in a bowl of cold water to help them open up.
  2. Season the flour or gluten free flour with spices: garlic powder, paprika, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper
  3. Thoroughly mix the spices into the flour.
  4. Take a few onions at a time and place them in the flour mixture.  Try to get as much flour into each of the onion petals.
  5. Transfer the lightly seasoned onions to the egg mixture and coat the onion throughout.  Return the onions back to the flour mixture for a second coating.  This helps the batter to stick to the onions.
  6. Place all the onions in a prepared dish and chill for 10 minutes in the freezer before frying.  This allows the batter to set before frying.
  7. Use a deep fryer or a large skillet heat the oil to 350 degrees. Fry the onions in batches, until they are golden brown.
  8. Transfer onions onto paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Quickly transfer to a cooling rack or serving plate and serve with your favorite sauce to dip.

Mini Blooming Onions

Recipe by Lucy ChesnaCourse: Appetizers, SidesCuisine: American
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

13

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Calories

200

kcal
Total time

28

minutes

Mini crispy blooming onions are bit -size crunchy goodness. They are a delicious mouthful of happiness

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces bag pearl onions or cipollini onions

  • 1 cup flour or gluten free flour

  • 2 egg

  • 1 teaspoon oregano

  • 1 teaspoon pepper

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon cumin

  • Enough vegetable oil to deep fry the onions

Directions

  • Remove the skin from the onions.  Using a sharp knife slice through the onion to make at least 6 to 7 sections without cutting all the way through the onion.  Place the onions in a bowl of cold water to help them open up.
  • Season the flour or gluten free flour with spices: garlic powder, paprika, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper
  • Thoroughly mix the spices into the flour.
  • Take a few onions at a time and place them in the flour mixture.  Try to get as much flour into each of the onion petals.
  • Transfer the lightly seasoned onions to the egg mixture and coat the onion throughout.  Return the onions back to the flour mixture for a second coating.  This helps the batter to stick to the onions.
  • Place all the onions in a prepared dish and chill for 10 minutes in the freezer before frying.  This allows the batter to set before frying.
  • Use a deep fryer or a large skillet heat the oil to 350 degrees. Fry the onions in batches, until they are golden brown.
  • Transfer onions onto paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Quickly transfer to a cooling rack or serving plate and serve with your favorite sauce to dip.

BLOOMING ONION DIPPING SAUCE
½ cup mayonnaise
⅓ cup sour cream
4 tablespoons hot sauce (more or less to taste)
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon garlic powder
Pinch of salt and pepper to taste

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