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baked onion blossom

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Skip Davis
Morton, MS

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

(2 ratings)
yield 4 Snackers
prep time 15 Min
cook time 40 Min

Ingredients For baked onion blossom

  • 1 lg
    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
  • bottled ranch dressing

How To Make baked onion blossom

  • 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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