Air Fryer Blooming Onion Recipe
Air Fryer Blooming Onion is a tasty and easy appetizer. Without the mess of a deep fryer, you’ll enjoy how simple it is to make!
Although the deep-fried Blooming Onion is incredibly unhealthy, my family loves a good crispy Blooming Onion! I made a sauce based on horseradish as a healthier substitute! This is the ideal appetizer for social gatherings, game days, or whenever you want something crunchy.
The effort of making this meal can sound difficult, but I assure you that it is really easy! To help you, I’ve provided detailed instructions with illustrations below. The whole recipe and directions may be found on the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Air Fryer Blooming Onion Ingredients
- 1 substantial sweet onion
- All-purpose flour, 2 12 cups
- Paprika, 1 tablespoon
- 1 cayenne pepper teaspoon
- 1/2 teaspoon of cumin powder
- 1/2 tsp. dry thyme
- 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
- two huge eggs
- a cup of milk
- To taste salt and pepper oil for frying
Air Fryer Blooming Onion Sauce
- Mayonnaise, 1/4 cup
- 1/4 cup of sour cream
- Ketchup, two tablespoons
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika and 1 tablespoon horseradish
- 4 grains of salt
- 1/8 teaspoon of powdered garlic
- 8 gr. dried oregano
- pepper to taste with black
- depending on taste, cayenne
Air Fryer blooming onion sauce
- Consolidate all the sauce fixings into a bowl, then cover and spot into the fridge.
- To make the onion bloom, slice it. Before peeling the onion’s outer skin, begin by cutting off 1/2 inch from the top.
- Place the cut side down on the onion. Cut down all the way to the cutting board, starting about a half-inch from the root. Make four cuts around the onion that are evenly spaced, then repeat.
- To relax the petals, turn the onion over and set it aside for five minutes. Separate the outer pieces with your fingers before breading.
- Between each section, make three more cuts until you have 16 cuts that are evenly spaced.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, paprika, cayenne, cumin, thyme, and oregano. Whisk the eggs, milk, and 1 cup water in a medium-deep bowl.
- Pour the flour mixture over the onion, cut side up, and place it in a clean bowl. Applying the flour mixture to the onion with a large spoon, especially in the spaces between the onion petals. The excess flour should be removed by patting the onion over. Keep the flour bowl to yourself.
- Incorporate the onion evenly into the egg mixture. Transfer back into the reserved flour mixture and repeat the flouring process after letting the excess drip off.
- The onion should be stored in the refrigerator.
- Preheat the air fryer for 10 minutes to 350ºF.
- Eliminate the onion from the cooler and shower liberally with cooking oil (vegetable or olive).
- Transfer the onion, cut side up, into the fryer basket after making a sling from a sheet of aluminum foil.
- Cook after setting the timer for 25 minutes.Shower the onion with the cooking oil 2-3 times as you cook it completely.
- Using the aluminum foil sling, remove the onion and season it with salt and pepper.
- With the dip, serve.