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Flowering onion: the recipe for crispy onion flower

Flowering onion: the recipe for crispy onion flower

There blooming onionalso known as crunchy onion blossom, is a typical dish of American cuisine, ideal to bring to the table as antipasti scenographic and efficient, or to be served ataperitif in combination with appetizing sauces.

It is an easy and cheap recipe simply prepared with the onion, cut with a knife like a flower, then coated in a rich breading made from flour, eggs beaten with milk and breadcrumbs. There fryingin boiling seed oil, will do the rest by making the vegetables “bloom” and giving a snack golden and fragrant, to salt on the surface and to nibble, one petal after another, with the whole family.

Once ready, you can dip the flowering onion in ketchup or mayonnaise, for the most traditional combinations, or you can accompany it with a tzatziki or a cream with exotic flavors, curry or avocado.

For this preparation, prefer the Giarratana onion: large in size and easier to cut, it is characterized by its delicate flavor and incomparable aroma.

Find out how to prepare blooming onion by following the step-by-step guide and tips. If you liked this recipe, also try onion rings and cheese or with onions in the batter.

How to prepare blooming onion

Crack the eggs into a bowl and lightly beat them with a whisk 1.

Pour the milk 2salt, mix for a few moments and set aside.

Clean the onion: remove the ends, staying as close to the root as possible 3: in this way the different layers will not separate when cutting.

Make an incision in the middle 4stopping about 2 cm from the base.

Do this around the entire circumference of the onion, until you have 8 to 12 wedges (the number will vary depending on the size of the vegetable). When finished, gently open the onion with your hands 5so as to simulate the petals of a flower.

Roll the onion in the flour 6trying to completely cover even the internal parts.

Dip it in the egg and milk mixture 7.

Let soak well with the help of a spoon 8.

Coat it with breadcrumbs 9.

Sauté the onion in plenty of boiling seed oil ten.

Once golden, remove the onion using a slotted spoon. 11 and leave to dry on a sheet of absorbent paper towel; then continue like this until you run out of ingredients.

Arrange the fried onions on a serving platter 12sprinkle with a generous pinch of salt, bring to the table and serve.


Blooming onion is eaten ben calda e Al time. Storage is not recommended.

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