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Spanish Sweets Onion Bloom

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Category: Appetizers, Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 6 Jumbo Spanish Sweets (3"-4"
  • -diameter; from
  • -Idaho-Eastern Oregon)
  • 5 c Flour
  • 2 1/2 ts Black pepper
  • 5 ts Paprika
  • 2 c Buttermilk
  • Vegetable oil for frying


Peel onion. Slice 1/2" off the top of the onion. Trim root ends slightly,
so it stands upright. Stand the onion on its root end. Using a paring knife
cut triangular slices to center of onion, slicing from top down to within
1/2" of the bottom. (Outer layers can be cut further down than center
layers.) Work all the way around to make 1" petals. Do not cut all the way
through the bottom of the onion. Refrigerate onion covered in ice water
until layers open up, one to three hours. Drain well. Mix together flour,
salt, pepper, and paprika. Sprinkle onion with seasoned flour, gently
spreading layers apart. Dip in buttermilk and allow onion to set for two
minutes. Remove and again sprinkle with seasoned flour. Remove extra batter
that accumulates in core and deep fry in oil at 350øF until golden brown,
about 5-7 minutes. Drain well. Cut out center of onion to allow petals to
separate. Place Barbecue Dipping Sauce in small dish and place in center of
onion. Serve immediately. One onion serves four.

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