Appetizers / Snacks
If you’ve never had the chance to try a fried onion “bloom” at your local Aussie outpost, they’re amazing, and so simple. There’s no reason why you can’t make one of these crispy appetizers at home. With a little knife work, a dip in seasoned flour, then a quick fry in hot oil, this addictive onion is all yours.
Prepare onion according to step photos.
Whisk together flour, cornstarch, 1 Tbsp. salt, garlic, cumin, paprika, thyme, oregano, and cayenne in a bowl. Whisk together milk and egg in a second bowl.
Coat onion in flour mixture; shake off excess. Dip into milk mixture; let excess drip off. Return onion to flour mixture; shake off excess. (Be sure to distribute the flour and milk mixtures between each of the layers of the onion at each stage.) Chill onion while heating the oil.
Heat 2½-3 inches oil in a large pot (at least 6 inches tall) to 375°. Carefully add onion, cuts side down, and fry 3 minutes, maintaining oil temperature of 350°. Carefully flip onion and fry 3 minutes more.
Transfer onion to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain; season with salt and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 379mg 15%
Carbs 18g 6%
Fiber 1g 4%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.