Onions (cutting, peeling, slicing, and more…)

Onions, one of my favorite ingredients to cook with, are a staple in a lot of households. I love onions because they give flavor to food. They have a beautiful translucent color when cooked, and they are also inexpensive.

Onions are an aromatic. Did you know that shallots, onion, leeks, scallions, chives, and garlic are all in the onion family? They are! They are all in the Alliums family!

Shown below are different ways to cut onions…

 

Diced:

Sliced:

Minced:

Finely Chopped:

Onion recipes that look delicious!

Easy and Good Crescent Onion Squares
http://www.food.com/recipe/easy-and-good-crescent-onion-squares-136611

French Onion Soup Gratinee                                                              http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/french-onion-soup-gratinee/d099a41e-50dc-47e4-a7ef-a28e19c40356

Beer Batter Onion Rings                                                                                       http://www.yummly.com/recipe/Beer-Batter-Onion-Rings-Recipezaar_1

 

Blooming Onion!

If you are an onion lover like I am, this is going to make your day! Enjoy!

outback steakhouse bloomin onion recipe

Total Time: 24 mins
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 4 mins

Ingredients:

Batter
1/3 cup cornstarch
1 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
24 ounces beer
4 vidalia onions (I use walla wallas here in Calgary)

Seasoned flour
2 cups flour
4 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne

Creamy Chili sauce
1 pint mayonnaise
1 pint sour cream
1/2 cup tomato chili sauce
1/2 teaspoon cayenne

Outback Dipping Sauce
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons ketchup
2 teaspoons creamed horseradish
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
1 dash black pepper
1 dash cayenne

Directions:

Seasoned flour
combine flour, paprika, garlic powder, pepper and cayenne-mix well.

Creamy chili sauce
combine mayo, sour cream, chili sauce and cayenne-mix well.

Dipping Sauce
Blend everything together well and let sit for 2 hours-refidgerated- or overnight.

Batter
Mix cornstarch, flour and seasonings until well blended.

Add beer and mix well.

Cut about 3/4 inch off top of onion and peel.

Cut into onion 12-16 vertical wedges but do not cut through bottom root end.

Remove about 1 inch of petals from center of onion (You can place the cut onions in cold water for a few hours to help “open” them up — just make sure that you drain them well).

Dip in seasoned flour and gently shake to remove excess.

Separate petals to coat thoroughly with batter.

Gently place in a fryer basket and deep fry at 375-400 for 1 1/2 minutes.

Turn over and fry 1 1/2 minutes more or until golden brown.

Drain on paper towels.

Place onion upright in a shallow bowl and remove center core with a circular cutter or apple corer.

Serve hot with chili sauce and dipping sauce.