I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Onion Blossom

This recipe that comes with the Onion Blossom Maker makes 3-4 onion blossoms, but don't worry if you don't have this gadget you can still make an onion blossom.

1  1/3 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 egg yolks
1 tbsp vegetable oil
3/4 cup flat beer (add a pinch of salt to make it flat)

2 egg whites

Dry mix:
1/3 cup flour
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
pinch pepper
pinch cayenne

Mix together the batter ingredients, except the egg whites, and refrigerate for 3 hours. After 3 hours beat the egg whites and fold them into the batter.

Peel onion leaving the root end intact to hold the blossom together. Slice in this handy onion blossom maker (or cut thin wedges in you onion, but don't cut right through the bottom. Wooden spoons or chopsticks on the counter on each side of your onion could be used as a stopper.)

Simmer the onion in a pot of water for 1 minute then submerge in ice water. Remove and shake out the excess water.

Sprinkle the dry mix all over and in between the petals.

Dip into the batter and try to get everything covered. Sprinkle more dry mix.

Deep fry 375 F for 2 minutes, flip over carefully and fry another 2-3 minutes.

Even though it tastes good this doesn't look as pretty as the one pictured on the box, so I tried another one.

I sprinkled a little flour, instead of the dry mix, all over the onion.Then thinned the batter with some more beer or you could use water. I dipped the onion in the batter and tried drizzling it in between all the petals.

Back to the oil.... then drain on a paper towel lined baking sheet on a rack. 
Needless to say, this is going to be a work in progress : (

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