Saturday, July 29, 2017
BLOOMING ONION BITES WITH DIPPING SAUCE
BLOOMING ONION BITES WITH DIPPING SAUCE DIPPING SAUCE 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 3 tablespoons sour cream 2 teaspoons ketchup 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon horseradish mayo sauce (or regular horse radish) 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 large sweet onion or 2 medium onions 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 tablespoons paprika 1/2 teaspoon each thyme and oregano 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 large eggs 1 cup milk Oil for frying Seasoning salt Combine all dip ingredients and set aside. Cut the onion in half 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 1/2 cup water. Ensure onion slices are separated and place the onion wedges in a large ziploc bag. Add about 3/4 cup of the flour mixture and shake well to coat. 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. (So it’s Flour. Egg. Flour.) Place on a rack while coating all of the onions. Gently tap the rack to remove excess flour before frying. Heat deep fryer or a couple of inches of oil in a pan to 360-375 degrees. 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. Remove from oil, drain on paper towels and sprinkle with seasoning salt. Serve hot with dipping sauce.