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    2nd try Blooming Onion

    1st try was baked
    2nd try was deep fried

    It was delicious made with a Vidalia onion
    It was a little too greasy and lost its shape (we don't know why)
    It was no greasier than when she fried onion rings in a cast iron skillet (which is a lot less work)

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    Looks like a good effort. I have been thinking of trying my hand at one as well, but have never gotten round to it. I assume a nice firm onion is important, along with not cutting too deeply down so it can keep some of its shape. I'd be interested in seeing more attempts, though at some time I'm going to have to try myself I concede.

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    Hello 3000 calories!!! It looks like a heart attack waiting to happen, but it looks delicious! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldogger View Post
    Looks like a good effort. I have been thinking of trying my hand at one as well, but have never gotten round to it. I assume a nice firm onion is important, along with not cutting too deeply down so it can keep some of its shape. I'd be interested in seeing more attempts, though at some time I'm going to have to try myself I concede.

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    FYI Onion was firm and wasn't cut too deep and look perfect until it was deep fried. We followed the recipe very closely.
    It said to cut out core to 90% that seems to be a little deep. We were at 80% the only deviation.
    Now we are going to look at different recipes
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    Maybe a little different temp on the oil. Oil temp is important as is time deep frying. to hot or to long and the onion starts to soften

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    Looks good.
    I'd try deep frying with the oil on the hot side, 375-400 for just long enough to brown it.

    Also- Recipes that include cornstarch in with the breading flour tend to have a little extra crunch factor.
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    Oil ain’t hot enough... needs to really really hot to get hold things together, otherwise you get a limp noodle..
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    0il was 375 no cornstarch 3 min a side. The wife said it looked good until she took it out the 2nd side.
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    Hi DCP.The onions will continue to look like that until you start to deep fry them.One side at a time just will not work,as you have found out.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodbutcher View Post
    Hi DCP.The onions will continue to look like that until you start to deep fry them.One side at a time just will not work,as you have found out.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
    This is what we did

    TO DEEP FRY THE ONION:
    In a deep fryer with enough oil to completely cover the onion. The oil must be 375 degrees, use a thermometer to ensure the correct temperature. Drop the onion root side up into the oil and fry for three minutes, flip it over and fry for 3 more minutes.
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    Your heat source also needs to be able to keep up with what you've dumped in the hot grease.

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    Anybody have the original coating recipe for making a Blooming onion?

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