October 29, 2010

Bloomin' Onion

This is one of those recipes that you HAVE to try, it's as good as any restaurant bloomin' onion.

Batter:
1/3 cup - Cornstarch
1 1/2 cups - Flour
2 tsp - Paprika
2 tsp - Garlic, minced
1 tsp - Salt
1 tsp - Pepper
24 oz - Beer
4 - Walla walla onions

Seasoned flour:
2 cups - Flour
4 tsp - Paprika
2 tsp - Garlic powder
1/2 tsp - Pepper
1/4 tsp - Cayenne

Seasoned Flour:
1. In a bowl mix all of the ingredients and set to the side.

Batter:
1. In a bowl mix the cornstarch, flour, paprika, garlic, salt, and pepper.  Then add the beer and mix well.
2. Cut a 3/4 inch off the top of the onion and peel. Then cut 12-16 vertical wedges making sure to not cut through bottom root end. Remove around 1 inch of petals from center of onion
3. Sprinkle the seasoned flour all over the onion and then gently shake to remove excess. Separate the petals to coat thoroughly with batter, then dip the onion into the batter.
4. Gently place in a fryer basket and deep fry at 375-400 for 1 1/2 minutes. Turn over and fry 1 1/2 minutes more or until golden brown.  Drain on paper towels.  Place onion upright in a shallow bowl and remove center core with a circular cutter or apple corer.  Serve hot with dipping sauce.

Dipping Sauce
1/2 cup - Mayonnaise
2 tsp - Creamed horseradish
2 tsp - Ketchup
1/4 tsp - Salt
1 dash freshly cracked black pepper
1/4 tsp - Paprika
1/8 tsp - Dried oregano
1 dash cayenne

Mix everything together well, then place into the refridgerator for at least 2 hours.

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