Onion Blossom, Blooming Onion, Unbelieveable Onion.. this appetizer is the most brilliant new additions to fast food menus. With some simple slicing, the onion opend up to form the shape of a flower. With a small bowl of dipping sauce in the center, it really offers a beautiful presentation, without much work. The batter can be easily used to make homestyle onion rings. Just slice the sweet onions into thick rings. Separate and coat with batter.
4-6 sweet onions
- Beer Batter:
1Â¾ cup flour
1Â½ tsp baking soda
1Â½ tsp salt
3 Tbsp yellow cornmeal
1Â½ cup light beer- 12 oz.
1 large egg
To prepare teh beer batter, combine the dry ingredients. Add the beer and egg. Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes.
Meanwhile, trim the ends of the onion, being careful that the bottom stays intact. To form the blossom, cut the onion into 8-10 wedges. Slices should not extend all the way to the bottom so that the onion remains in one piece. Repeat with remaining onions.
Heat oil in a pot or a deep fryer over medium- high heat. Dip the onions into the batter, making sure to separate the wedges so that the batter covers all pieces. Fry the blossoms in the hot oil for 8 minutes, turning over if necessary.
Serve with honey mustard sauce.