Onions are good in a salad, a sammie, sautéed, raw and especially barbequed. Recently, I learned of a new way to enjoy this tear-jerking underground veggie: deep fried.
This tasty treat is a great snack to share next time you have guests, and the variety of spices and dips that can be added are endless!
This project deals with very hot oil and may be dangerous for some. Always wear appropriate clothing and use safe cooking techniques.
Enough talk, let's bloom an onion!
Step 1: Ingredients + materials
|onion bloom batter:
Step 2: The cut
Cut the top off the onion and remove the peel.
Make a vertical cuts through the onion stopping when you are close to the bottom, rotate the onion around its axis and continue making vertical cuts until you have 3-6mm (1/8"-1/4") petals.
Remember to leave the bottom of your onion attached, and to stop your vertical cuts shy of slicing right through.
Step 3: The mix
For this you'll need a large plastic bag, all-purpose flour, and spices to taste. I used oregano, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. The variations are endless, share your ideas in the comments below.