Blooming Onion Bites with Dipping Sauce Recipe

Blooming Onion Bites with Dipping Sauce Recipe

How To Make Blooming Onion Bites with Dipping Sauce

Blooming onion is battered whole onion cut and shaped into a flower. This recipe takes bite-sized pieces and serves them with a mayo and sour cream saue.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 1large sweet onion,(or 2 medium onions)
  • 2cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1tbsppaprika
  • 1tspcayenne pepper
  • 1tspground cumin
  • ½tspthyme
  • ½tsporegano
  • ½tspground black pepper
  • 2eggs,large
  • 1cupmilk
  • ½cupwater
  • oil,for frying
  • seasoned salt

For Dipping Sauce:

  • 3tbspmayonnaise
  • 3tbspsour cream
  • 2tspketchup
  • 1tbsphorseradish mayo sauce,or regular horseradish
  • ½tspworcestershire sauce
  • ½tsppaprika
  • ¼tspcayenne pepper
  • ¼tspblack pepper


  1. Combine all dip ingredients and set aside.

  2. Cut the onion in half vertically and make slices down the onion to make wedges. In a bowl, toss flour and seasonings except seasoning salt. In a second bowl, whisk eggs, milk, and water.

  3. Ensure onion slices are separated and place the onion wedges in a large freezer bag. Add about ¾ cup of the flour mixture and shake well to coat.

  4. Using a fork, gently lift out about 6 onion wedges and put them into the egg mixture. Using a fork, remove them from the egg mixture and into the flour mixture in the bowl. Toss to coat.

  5. Place on a rack while coating all of the onions. Gently tap the rack to remove excess flour before frying.

  6. Heat deep fryer or a couple of inches of oil in a pan to 360 to 375 degrees F. Place the onions into the deep fryer or oil in small batches for about 6 minutes or until browned and crispy. Be sure not to overcrowd them.

  7. Remove from oil, drain on paper towels and sprinkle with seasoning salt. Serve hot with dipping sauce.


  • Calories: 496.97kcal
  • Fat: 22.31g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.99g
  • Trans Fat: 0.02g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.36g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.94g
  • Carbohydrates: 61.70g
  • Fiber: 3.71g
  • Sugar: 9.67g
  • Protein: 12.63g
  • Cholesterol: 96.39mg
  • Sodium: 727.13mg
  • Calcium: 138.05mg
  • Potassium: 400.16mg
  • Iron: 4.55mg
  • Vitamin A: 140.45µg
  • Vitamin C: 5.89mg
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