Flowering Vidalia Onion

Flowering Vidalia Onion

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"This recipe is compared to the flowering onions you get in a steak house! It is a breaded vidalia onion fried to be crispy and served with a tangy sauce. A friend of mine gave me this recipe, I have brought it to several cook outs and get great compliments every time. Enjoy!"
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1 h 15 m servings 471 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 471 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 33 g
  • 51%
  • Carbs:
  • 36.5g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 7.5 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 1073 mg
  • 43%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Whisk together the flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, and thyme in a bowl, and set aside. Whisk together the egg and milk in a separate small bowl, and set aside.
  2. "Flower" the onion by cutting 1 inch off of the top of the onion, leaving the root intact. Make slices in the onion from top to bottom, 1/2 inch apart, making sure not to cut the roots. Gently separate the pieces of the onion making it look like a blossom. Dip the onion flower into the milk mixture, making sure to moisten all of the "petals". Coat the flower with the seasoned flour, and gently shake off any excess flour. Place the onion onto a plate, and refrigerate for 45 minutes.
  3. Stir together the creamy salad dressing, horseradish, ketchup, paprika, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper to make the dipping sauce for the onion.
  4. Heat the frying oil in deep-fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  5. Fry the onion in the hot oil until the onion is tender on the inside, and crispy golden brown on the outside, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain upside down on a paper towel-lined plate for several minutes before serving with the sauce.


  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.



This was a lot easier than I thought it would be and fun. I tried this one because it was on AR. This is very tasty and easy to make if you have a onion slicer (its like an apple one) you just...

This recipe didn't have very much flavor to me at all. Neither the sauce NOR the breading. It turned out okay, just not comparable at all to what you get in restuarants. I had to add lots of spi...

Wonderful! I did need more oil to fry the onion in than the recipe called for, but I may have just had a really big onion. It looked lovely. I left the room to get my camera, came back and th...

Pretty good. Careful with the horseradish. One tablespoon is MORE than enough. Add more miracle whip if the radish is to strong. Also cook the onion a minute or two longer

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