Baked Onion Blossom

Skip Davis Recipe

By Skip Davis Grandpaskip

I love "blooming onions" and this is a low fat version because it is baked, not deep fried.


Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Serves:
4 Snackers
Prep Time:
Cook Time:

Ingredients

1 large
sweet onion --- texas sweet, vidalia, maui or walla walla
3 Tbsp
melted butter
2 tsp
dijon mustard
3 Tbsp
panko bread crumbs or any other
1 Tbsp
smokey paprika
DIPPING SAUCE:
bottled ranch dressing

Directions

1
Heat oven to 425 degrees.
2
Peel skin from onion and cut off top 1/4 inch. Leave root end on to hold onion together. Cut through the onion from the top down to the bottom, stopping 1/2 to 1/4 inch short of bottom.(leave bottom intact), forming 16 wedges.
3
Place on a 12 inch square sheet of foil. Fold up foil around the onion and place in an oven safe baking dish or pie plate. Bake for 20 minutes.
4
Meanwhile combine the butter and mustard in a small bowl and mix well.
5
Remove the onion from the oven and open the foil. Fold it down to make a 1 inch high rim around the onion; crimp edges to seal. With a pastry brush, coat the onion with the butter mixture, then sprinkle liberally with bread crumbs and paprika.
6
Return onion to the oven and bake an additional 15 to 20 minutes, or until crispy tender. Pour the ranch dressing into a small bowl. Place the cooked onion on a serving plate and set the dressing bowl in the center or alongside.
7
TIP: Any favorite dressing that goes well with onions can be used for dipping sauce.

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