Note: Are you ready for some football? I am and so is my friend, Doghouse! We both feel that the biggest football game of the year deserves a party and some really, really good food! I will definitely be having things likeBBQ Sandwiches and Mississippi Sin Dip, but I am also going to be trying this recipe for Blooming Onion that I saw on Down Home with the Neelys.
1 Vidalia onion, skin removed
1 cup milk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
Peanut oil, for frying
Heat oil in a deep-fryer to 350 degrees F. Whisk together the egg and the milk in a medium sized bowl. In a separate bowl combine the flour, salt, peppers, oregano, thyme, and cumin.
Slice 1/2-an inch off the top of the onion and the bottom of the onion. Slice the onion in half, about 3/4-of the way down without slicing all the way through. Slice into quarters, then into 1/8s. Repeat this until you have cut the onion into 14 sections. Spread the "petals" of the onion apart and dip the onion in the milk mixture. Then coat it liberally with the dry ingredients. Separate the "petals" and sprinkle the dry coating between them.
Place the battered onion in the hot oil and fry until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Remove to a paper towel lined sheet tray and season with salt and pepper.
For more great recipe, hop on over to Tempt My Tuesday Tuesday and visit my friends Lisa and Lana.