Are you a fan of the classic blooming onion? I know I am! Who could resist that delicious crunchy layer on top, and the salty flavor inside. It’s always been my favorite appetizer to order at restaurants… Until now!
Today, I’m here to introduce you to an amazing air-fryer recipe for a homemade blooming onion. Not only is this version healthier than its deep-fried counterpart, but it also cuts down on cooking time so you can get restaurant quality food right in your own kitchen! With detailed instructions and helpful tips from me (I’ve been making these delicious treats for years!), by the end of this article you will have all the tools needed to make perfect crispy blooming onions that are sure to impress your family and friends. So what are we waiting for? Let’s start prepping and let those creative culinary juices flow!
Preparing the Onion for air frying is an essential step to achieving a delicious blooming onion. First, trim off the top and bottom of your onion. Then, carefully slice through the root end while keeping it intact so that you can peel off some of the outer layers without damaging its shape. Once this has been done, cut a few more petal-like slices from around the circumference of your onion, keeping in mind that you should try not to go too deep or else it will be difficult to turn over during cooking. Finally, use a knife or kitchen shears to make small slits between each petal for optimal expansion when cooked.
Making the batter and breading is another key step in creating a delicious blooming onion! To start with, mix together all purpose flour with either garlic powder and paprika or just plain salt and pepper depending on your preference – these ingredients will help give it an extra crunchy crust once fried! Additionally add in panko crumbs which provide even more texture as well as any other desired spices such as cumin or chili powder if desired. After mixing everything together into one bowl set aside until ready for coating later on.
Air Frying The Blooming Onion is where things get exciting! Start by preheating your air fryer at 350°F/177°C – 375°F/190°C for about 5 minutes before adding in your prepared onions (make sure they are completely covered in batter). Fry them for approximately 10 minutes flipping halfway through until golden brown outside yet still slightly soft inside (depending on size). Lastly remove from heat onto paper towels letting cool down before serving up warm with condiments like ketchup mayonnaise etc…or alternatively enjoy straight away right after frying!
Tired of the same old recipes? Spice up your next meal with this delicious, blooming onion recipe for your air fryer! Our step-by-step guide will show you everything from prepping the onion to plating your dish. Plus, enjoy the benefits of cooking in an air fryer – the onions will be crispy on the outside and full of flavor on the inside! Try this recipe today and see why it’s a crowd favorite!
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