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Mini Blooming Onions

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 6
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Mini deep-fried onions with a creamy, spicy yogurt dip – the perfect party food! MORE + LESS -

Stephanie Wise
March 8, 2017

Ingredients

For the onions:

12
to 16 cippolini or small yellow onions
1
cup buttermilk
1/2
cup all-purpose flour
1/2
cup Progresso™ plain bread crumbs
1
teaspoon garlic powder
1
teaspoon dried oregano
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2
teaspoon ground mustard
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1/4
teaspoon cayenne pepper
Vegetable oil, for frying

For the dip:

1/4
cup Yoplait® Greek 100 plain yogurt
1
tablespoon horseradish sauce
1 1/2
teaspoons ketchup
1/2
teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4
teaspoon smoked paprika
Pinch cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper, to taste
Chopped fresh chives, for topping (optional)

Steps

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  • 1
    Slice 1/4 inch off the tip of each onion; peel off skins, leaving onion base intact.
  • 2
    Carefully cross-cut onions, twice, nearly to the base (but keeping base intact) so you end up with 8 segments. Use fingers to carefully separate segments into petals.
  • 3
    Pour buttermilk into a small bowl. In a separate shallow bowl, combine flour, breadcrumbs, garlic powder, oregano, salt, paprika, mustard, pepper and cayenne pepper until well mixed.
  • 4
    In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, heat 2 inches of oil to 350° F.
  • 5
    Quickly dip onions, one at a time, into buttermilk, then roll in breadcrumb mixture. Dip again in buttermilk and then roll again in breadcrumbs.
  • 6
    Drop a few onions at a time into hot oil. Fry 3 to 4 minutes until golden brown.
  • 7
    Use a slotted spoon to transfer onions to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  • 8
    When all onions are fried, make the dip: Combine dip ingredients in a small bowl until combined. Top with chopped fresh chives, if desired. Serve immediately with onions.

Expert Tips

Don’t substitute pearl or boiler onions for the recipe: Cippolini onions work best.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe
You've seen the large blooming onions at happy hour. Now they're perfectly mini for a party! Smaller size, same amazingly addictive snack. I’m fairly certain that my childhood consisted of just the following foods: pizza, spaghetti, those yogurt cups with sprinkles on top and blooming onions. Every time we went to a restaurant that served the petaled fried onion with creamy dip on the side, we ordered it and I devoured it. It’s a memory that I treasure with much deep-fried nostalgia. In recent years, however, those blooming onions have been fewer and farther between in my diet. But every once in a while, I get a serious hankering for one. Since I probably shouldn’t just make one giant onion and eat it all myself (or should I…?), I love to make this recipe for Mini Blooming Onions with a creamy, spicy dip on the side. The bite-sized version makes this perfect for sharing the deep-fried goodness with a crowd!
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