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Baked Onion Blossom Nibble
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large sweet onion, texas sweet, vidalia, maui, walla walla
panko or other bread crumbs
sauce: bottled ranch dressing
Heat oven to 425 degrees. Peel skin from onion and cut off root end.
Cut through from the top down to the bottom, leaving bottom intact, forming 16 wedges.
Place on a 12-inch square of foil. Fold foil up around the onion and place in oven-safe baking dish or pie plate. Bake 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine butter and mustard in a small bowl and mix well.
Remove onion, open foil, and fold foil down to make a 1-inch high rim around the onion. Crimp edges to seal.
With pastry brush, coat the onion with butter mix and then sprinkle with bread crumbs and paprika.
Bake an additional 15 to 20 minutes or until crispy and tender. Pour dressing into a small bowl, place the onion on a serving plate and set dressing in the center or along side.