This recipe for baby blooming onions, with a chipotle mayo recipe might be the best thing to happen all week! You'll want to try it out with the family, so good they won't be able to resist. You may have seen this recipe served as an appetizer at restaurants but never thought to try it at home. It's easy to do, and you'll be glad that you did.You donít have to be intimidated by cutting the onion. Just think of it like you are cutting it into little pie shapes without going all the way through to the bottom of the onion. But you want to go close enough, so you can spread the onion out a little bit. When you do spread the onion out, you want to go very gently. You'll get the hang of it, just take your time, and if you cut too far you can save the onion for an omelette or something.
Some of the ingredients you will need for this blooming onions recipe include mayonnaise, chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, adobo sauce, finely minced the garlic clove, chopped green onion and some lime juice. You will also need some yellow mustard, egg, milk, flour and paprika. Add to the list some salt, cayenne pepper, black pepper, garlic powder, cumin and onions. Along with the vegetable oil for frying. To start, you'll want to make the chipotle mayonnaise dipping sauce. Combine the mayonnaise, chipotle pepper, adobo sauce, minced garlic, green onion, mustard, lime juice and mustard in small bowl. Cover and then place in the refrigerator.
Then for the blooming onions recipe whisk the egg and milk in a bowl that is deep enough to dunk an onion. Next mix the flour, paprika, salt, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, black pepper, oregano and cumin in a bowl deep enough to fit the onion. Then cut a small part of the onion off the top and the bottom creating a flat surface and peel any old skins there might be off the onions. Cut onions in pie shape without cutting all the way through, this is important. Cut them in approximately 12ths so they will spread out a little bit. Slowly work to spread them out. Then dip the onion in the egg mixture and then in the flour mixture. Then dip them back into the egg mixture and then again into the flour mixture, You will need to slowly and carefully work the mixtures into the petals of the onion. Then refrigerate the onions for approximately 15 to 30 minutes.Then heat the oil in a heavy pan to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Be careful while frying with oil. You will need just enough oil to cover the onion. Fry the onions right side up for approximately 6 to 9 minutes. Stay close by so they do not get too brown. Drain on some paper towels. Serve them while they are still hot with the chipotle mayo.
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