Awesome Blossom Petals Chilis Copycat Recipe

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Pat Published: August 10, 2021 Modified: October 7, 2021
Awesome Blossom Petals Chilis Copycat Recipe

Chili’s awesome blossom petals is one of my favorite Chili’s appetizers. It’s just so crispy and flavorful, especially with the accompanying creamy awesome blossom dipping sauce. I always order this crispy appetizer whenever I go to Chili’s, and I really wanted to learn how to make one for myself. I also wanted to enjoy the fresh onion-flavored crispiness within the comforts of my own home, and I did manage to make one! It turns out that it’s really easy to make a homemade version of this blooming onion recipe. That’s why I’m sharing this awesome blossom petals Chili’s copycat recipe so that you can also munch on some crispy and savory fried onion petals at home.

What are awesome blossom petals, you ask? Well, it’s actually an appetizer similar to fried onion rings. These awesome blossom petals also have a deep-fried coating. Instead of breadcrumbs, the awesome blossom uses a flavorful seasoning as its breading. It’s made with a combination of ground black pepper, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, seasoned salt, flour, and buttermilk. This seasoned coating gives each onion petal that delicious savoriness, and crunchiness when fried.

After making the coating, I cut the large onion next into the shape of “petals” and coated them individually with the seasoning. This is why it’s called awesome blossom petals. There’s another version known as the blooming onion flower where the large onion is cut differently. Just by its name, this other kind of Chili’s appetizer resembles a “blooming flower” since the onion is not cut all the way through the stem. You can also try making this version next time for a fun variety.

I deep-fried the onions, and then made the sauce while waiting for each batch of onion petals to cook and turn golden brown. This Chili’s awesome blossom sauce inspired dip is also easy to make. Just grab a mixing bowl and combine the ingredients! Its rich and tangy flavor mostly comes from the creamy horseradish sauce and sour cream.

By this time, the onions were done and I was ready to dig in. I let them cool on the wire rack and then served them on a plate with the dipping sauce on the side. I really enjoyed munching on these onion petals, and the awesome blossom sauce added that creamy tanginess to each bite.

How To Make How To Make Awesome Blossom Petals

Delight your taste buds in this awesome blossom petals Chili’s copycat dish, made with deep-fried spice-coated onion and served with a tangy sauce.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 3 minutes
Total: 23 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • Large onion,either white or yellow

For Awesome Blossom Sauce:

  • ½cupsour cream
  • 2tbspketchup
  • ½tspMcCormick seasoned salt
  • tspcayenne pepper
  • tsphorseradish,prepared

For Seasoned Breading:

  • cupsflour
  • 2tspMcCormick seasoned salt
  • ½tspground black pepper
  • ¼tspgarlic powder
  • ¼tsponion powder
  • ½tsppaprika
  • 1cupbuttermilk
  • vegetable oil,for frying

Instructions

Onion:

  1. Peel the onion. Cut the stem of the onion off and place the onion stem side down on the cutting board.

  2. Cut onion in half vertically and horizontally. This should make 4 pieces, then make additional diagonal cuts.

  3. Set aside.

Awesome Blossom Sauce:

  1. In a small bowl combine sour cream, ketchup, seasoned salt, cayenne pepper, and horseradish. Stir well. Cover, and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Seasoned Breading:

  1. In a bowl add the buttermilk.

  2. In another bowl combine the flour, seasoned salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika. Stir with a fork to mix up the breading.

  3. Bread the onions by first putting in the flour, then dip into the buttermilk, and back into the flour. Rest the onions on a wire rack.

  4. Preheat oil to 350 degrees F. Add the onions in small batches; do not overcrowd the onions. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until they are golden.

  5. Remove from oil, and then drain on a wire rack.

  6. Serve with the sauce and enjoy.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 265.83kcal
  • Fat: 6.37g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.63g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.32g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.70g
  • Carbohydrates: 44.37g
  • Fiber: 1.62g
  • Sugar: 3.99g
  • Protein: 7.29g
  • Cholesterol: 11.60mg
  • Sodium: 282.11mg
  • Calcium: 79.73mg
  • Potassium: 173.64mg
  • Iron: 0.76mg
  • Vitamin A: 46.48µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.18mg
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