Our love goes onion on for these lil bites.
10 onion bites
10 pearl onions
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
For the sauce:
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup ranch
2 tablespoons finely chopped chipotle in adobo sauce
1 tablespoon finely chopped chives
Pinch of salt
Preheat oil to 375 degrees.
With a sharp paring knife, carefully cut off the non-root end of the onions. Make 8 to 12 small slits around the top of each onion, being careful not to cut all the way through. Use your hands to help separate the “petals”.
In a medium bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Dip onions in egg, followed by the dry mixture. Carefully drop onions into oil and cook for 3 to 5 minutes. They will bloom as they cook. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
In a small bowl, combine all sauce ingredients. Dip cooled onion blossoms in sauce and enjoy!
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