Air Fried Onion Blossom

Air Fried Onion Blossom

  • Cook Time

    25 minutes

  • servings


  • appliance

    Air Convection Fryer


What You'll Need

3/4 cup rice flour

1 large sweet Vidalia onion

3/4 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs

3 teaspoons olive oil

4 tablespoon Cajun seasoning mix, divided

2 tablespoons yogurt

1 tablespoon water

2 large eggs

What To Do
  1. 3-bowl breading station: Mix breadcrumbs with olive oil, 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning.
  2. In a small bowl, mix 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning into the flour.
  3. In another bowl, beat yogurt, water and eggs.
  4. Create the Blossom. Peel onion, cut off top. Place cut side down onto a cutting board.
  5. Starting 1/2 inch from the root, cut downward, all the way to the cutting board. Repeat to make 4 evenly spaced cuts around the onion.
  6. Continue slicing between each section until there are 8 cuts in total.
  7. Place sliced onion in an ice water bath for at least 2 hours to overnight. Remove from water, pat dry. Open onion so petals are exposed.
  8. Place onion in a large bowl. Sprinkle onion generously with flour mixture. Make sure to get in between all petals. Turn onion upside down to remove excess flour.
  9. Using a ladle, ladle the egg mixture into every crevice. Lift up onion and turn to make sure excess egg drips away.
  10. Sprinkle onion very generously with breadcrumb mixture. Press breadcrumbs between every petal.
  11. Place the breaded onion blossom into the frying basket.
  12. Cover and tent the top of the onion with aluminum foil.
  13. Use food MENU pre set for CHICKEN. When the CHICKEN icon illuminates, press the START
    ( > ) button to begin air frying at 360ºF for 20 minutes.
  14. Check doneness of the onion.
  15. Remove foil. Increase TEMP to 400 ºF and continue air frying for an additional 5 minutes until browned and crisp.