Unless you’re an onion-hater, you’ve probably given in to the deep-fried sensation of the blooming onion prepared by that famous steakhouse. This creation, which, depending on what website you read, clocks in at between 2,000 and 3,000 calories and a whopping 134 grams of fat. That’s even before you dip those fried petals into the mayonnaise-based dipping sauce.
Here’s a recipe for a healthier, baked blooming onion. Is it as good as the deep fried one? Not quite, but it does come close.
This recipe cuts calories to below 1,000 and fat to around 50 grams, based on the whole onion, not just one serving. This is my best guess from information I found on several sites.
The Cutco Trimmer, with its Double-D® recessed cutting edge, makes preparing the onion quick and easy. The tip of the blade easily inserts into the onion and the sharp blade moves smoothly when cutting the grid pattern into it.
Refer to our infographic on How to Cut a Blooming Onion for step-by-step instructions on how to do it, in just five easy steps. Once it’s done, the onion is ready to dip into the egg and breadcrumb mixture. As noted in the recipe, be sure to coat the petals fully.
For the dipping sauce, feel free to use light mayo and sour cream to further trim the calorie count.
Barbara Singer is our resident home cook and has been part of the Cutco family since March 1990. Barb has always had an appreciation and love for cooking which she attributes to her Italian mother who was an excellent cook. Barb has her mother’s recipe box which she refers to often. She enjoys trying new recipes and adding touches to make them her own and particularly enjoys baking, considering cheesecake to be one of her specialties. She uses her husband, children and co-workers as taste-testers for the new recipes she tries. Barb says she can count on them to be honest and let her know if it’s a winner or a loser.