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Blooming Onion and Creamy Chili Sauce

Blooming Onion


Creamy Chili Sauce

  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 pint (2 cups) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Flour Mix

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups beer
  • 4 large Vidalia or other SWEET onions


Creamy Chili Sauce

  1. Combine all the ingredients, mixing well to blend. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Flour Mix

  1. Combine all ingredients and mix well. Heat deep fryer between 375 to 400 degrees F.


  1. Combine, flour and seasonings until well blended; add beer mixing well.
  2. Cut about 3/4 inch off top of onion and peel. Cut into onion 12 to 16 vertical wedges but do not cut through bottom root end. Remove about 1 inch of petals from center of onion. Separate the onion petals just slightly, too much will destroy the onion. Dip onion into seasoned flour removing excess by shaking. Separate petals to coat thoroughly with batter. Dip into batter. Dip into flour mixture again. Very gently place in fryer basket and deep-fry for 1 1/2 minutes. Turn over, and fry an additional 1 1/2 minutes.
  3. Drain on paper towels.
  4. Place onion upright in shallow bowl and remove center core with circular cutter or apple corer.
  5. Serve hot with Creamy Chili Sauce.


From the family recipe collection of Linda Ann Jolly, Arizona.

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