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Our love goes onion on for these lil bites.

Mini Onion Blossom Bites

serving time10 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


  1. Preheat oil to 375 degrees.

  2. 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”.

  3. 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.

  4. In a small bowl, combine all sauce ingredients. Dip cooled onion blossoms in sauce and enjoy!

Mini Onion Blossom Bites




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