Air Fryer Blooming Onion

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Air Fryer Blooming Onions are the perfect copycat for your favorite appetizer from your best loved steak house.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 9 minutes
Total: 19 minutes
Close up on an Air Fried blooming onion with a red and white napkin on a white plate.

This Air Fryer Blooming Onion recipe is the perfect copycat for your favorite appetizer from your best loved steak house. The perfect starter or a surprise snack whenever the mood takes you.

Close up on an Air Fried blooming onion with a red and white napkin on a white plate.

This Air Fryer Blooming Onion is crispy on the outside and so tender on the inside. It is perfect for dipping in your favorite sauce. Additionally, because it is made in the air fryer it has less calories than the traditional version.

Who invented the blooming onion? Find out here.

  • Less than 30 Minutes: Comes together super quick.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry.
  • Family Friendly: Everyone who loves onions, loves this appetizer.
  • Adaptable: Can make it with so many different dipping sauces and spices.
Side view of an air fried blooming onion on a white plate.

What You Need to Make a Blooming Onion in the Air Fryer

Ingredients

Air Fryer surrounded by ingredients ot make the blooming onion.

Equipment

How to Make Air Fryer Blooming Onion – Step by Step

Onion being prepared in a clear bowl and batter to be mixed.
  • Prepare Onion: First, remove first layer of onion peel. Cut the top stem off.
  • Cut Onion: Then flip with root pointed up and make four cuts down along the side of the onion 1/2 inch from root and hen three more cuts between existing four cuts with a total of 8 cuts. Or alternatively, use a blooming onion cutter.
  • Mix: Next, in a mixing bowl, combine eggs and milk and mix and then in another mixing bowl, combine flour and spices.
Onion in air fryer before and after being cooked.
  •  Coat: Dredge the onion in the milk/egg mixture coating the onion slices completely.
  •  Toss: Evenly toss in the flour mixture coating slices completely. Repeat for crispier results.
  •  Cook: Finally, place in air fryer basket and spray with oil. Cook on 350 for 9 minutes or until golden brown.

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Common Questions About Air Fryer Blooming Onions

CAN I FREEZE A BLOOMING ONION?

Definitely, simply store in an airtight container for up to three months.

HOW DO I REHEAT MY BLOOMING ONION?

Place in the air fryer for 3 to 5 minutes to reheat.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH BLOOMING ONION?

Use your favorite sauce. For Example:
>Boom Boom Sauce
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>The BEST Burger Sauce

IS THERE A SPECIFIC ONION THAT IS BETTER?

Truly, any onion works. White are the most pungent. traditionally a nice vidallia is great to use.

Side view of air fryer blooming onion on a white plate with air fryer and salt and pepper shakers in the background.

Expert Tips for Making Blooming Onions

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: Just increase the ingredients, and air fry as many as your fryer will fit at one time. As sizes of fryers vary greatly.
  • Add Spice: Do not be afraid to pick up the heat with some cayenne pepper or other spices.
  • Soak : Onions placed in milk or cold water will cut down on the sulfur content.
  • Variation tip: Feel free to use a gluten free coating or milk alternative to fit your dietary needs.
  • Dip: The more coating the crunchier the onion is, so make multiple passes for ultimate crunch.
  • Preheat: Always preheat your air fryer and shake basket for best cooking results.

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Close up on an Air Fried blooming onion with a red and white napkin on a white plate.

Air Fryer Blooming Onion

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Air Fryer Blooming Onions are the perfect copycat for your favorite appetizer from your best loved steak house.
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Servings: 1 serving
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 19 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Remove first layer of onion peel. Cut the top stem off.
  • Flip with root pointed up and make four cuts down along the side of the onion 1/2 inch from root. Then three more cuts between existing four cuts with a total of 8 cuts.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine eggs and milk and mix.
  • In another mixing bowl, combine flour and spices.
  • Dredge the onion in the milk/egg mixture coating the onion slices completely.
  • Toss in the flour mixture coating slices completely. Repeat for crispier results
  • Place in air fryer basket and spray with oil. Cook on 350 for 9 minutes or until golden brown.

Expert Tips

 
  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: Just increase the ingredients, and air fry as many as your fryer will fit at one time. As sizes of fryers vary greatly.
  • Add Spice: Do not be afraid to pick up the heat with some cayenne pepper or other spices.
  • Soak : Onions placed in milk or cold water will cut down on the sulfur content.
  • Variation tip: Feel free to use a gluten free coating or milk alternative to fit your dietary needs.
  • Dip: The more coating the crunchier the onion is, so make multiple passes for ultimate crunch.
  • Preheat: Always preheat your air fryer and shake basket for best cooking results.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 1293kcal | Carbohydrates: 228g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 352mg | Sodium: 7226mg | Potassium: 1219mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 4354IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 447mg | Iron: 16mg

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