The humble onion is the delicious heart and soul of thousands of recipes! Obviously, this means there are many ways to cook them. However, roasting them is one of our all-time favorites! A roasted onion transforms from crunchy and sharp to soft and sweet. It’s like magic (well, actually chemistry)! Even so, these tasty bulbs won’t be winning any beauty contests. That’s why we gave them a makeover in this recipe for Onion Blossoms!
What is an Onion Blossom? Well, in this case, it’s a beautiful red onion that opens into a “flower” when roasted! Also, we cook our Onion Blossoms in the oven, with no carby coating and minimal oil. So forget about those greasy, deep-fried horrors available at certain steak houses 🤢 – ours are much healthier and super tasty!
Do your Onions make the Cut?
These beauties might sound hard to make. However, with the right technique, it’s actually quite simple! First, remove the papery skin from the onion. Then, just follow these steps:
- Set the onion down on your cutting board. Use two chopsticks to hold it upright.
- Grab a sharp and cut through the middle of the onion from the top, down until the hits the chopsticks. It’s very important not to cut all the way to the bottom.
- Make a second cut in the same way, except 90 degrees to the first one. Your onion should now be in quarters.
- Finally, cut two more times to divide the onion into eighths. Your onion will now have eight wedges with an intact base holding them together.
Into the Oven!
Now it’s time to roast the Onion Blossoms. Place them in a casserole dish or on a lined baking tray. Make sure the onions aren’t placed too closely together, or they won’t have space to “bloom”.
At this point, you can spritz the onions with a little. However, this step is optional (they may just be a bit less crispy on the ends).
Roast your onion blossoms at 375F/190C for 40-50 minutes, or until they’ve “blossomed”. They should have soft bases, with crispy ends on the “petals.” After that, there’s nothing left to do but enjoy this beautiful dish as a side alongside your favorite savory meal, or with a refreshing salad.
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