Chili’s Awesome Blossom Recipe

Chili’s Awesome Blossom – The Ingredients:

Awesome Blossom:

  • 1 large yellow or white onion
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. seasoned salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Blossom Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp. tomato ketchup (catsup)
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1½ tsp. fresh horseradish
  • ½ tsp. seasoned salt
  • ¼ tsp. paprika
  • 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper

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Chili’s Awesome Blossom – The Process:

Awesome Blossom:

  1. Slice the TOP ¼ of the onion off and carefully peel (leave root intact).
  2. At the flat surface of onion top, cut down through center to 1/2″ from root. Repeat this process like you would a pie or a pizza… do your best to make 16 sections (8 cuts).
  3. Soak onion in cold ice water for ½ an hour. The onion’s petals will “bloom!”
  4. In large bowl, mix all dry ingredients together.
  5. Pour buttermilk into a separate bowl.
  6. Drain onion, then dip it into the dry ingredients. Dust well.
  7. Dunk dusted onion into buttermilk. Coat thoroughly, getting inside the “blossom”.
  8. Roll onion through the dry ingredients one final time.
  9. Deep-fry onion in oil until golden brown.
  10. When finished, thoroughly drain onion and place in the center of medium serving bowl.
  11. Use a 1 to 1½ inch round cookie cutter to hollow out the center of onion. This is where your ramekin of Blossom Sauce will go!

Blossom Sauce:

  1. Mix all ingredients together. Blend thoroughly.
  2. Pour into small ramekin and sprinkle with paprika.
  3. Place in the center of your Awesome Blossom.
  4. Enjoy!

 
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