Fried Onion Blossom Petals



Indulge in a mouthwatering appetizer with these fried onion blossom petals. Inspired by the famous Bloomin’ Onion, this recipe features thinly sliced onion petals coated in a seasoned batter and deep-fried to golden perfection. Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, these fried onion petals are a crowd-pleaser that will have everyone reaching for more. Serve them as an appetizer or snack, and get ready to savor every crispy bite!


For the Onion Petals:

  • 2 large sweet onions (such as Vidalia or Walla Walla), peeled
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for a spicy kick)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil for frying

For the Dipping Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


Step 1: Prepare the Onion Petals

  1. Cut the onions into thin slices, about 1/4 inch thick. Separate the slices into individual petals, discarding the small center pieces.

Step 2: Make the Batter

  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper (if using), salt, and black pepper. Mix well to combine.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together the egg and milk until smooth.

Step 3: Coat the Onion Petals

  1. Dip each onion petal into the egg mixture, allowing any excess to drip off.
  2. Dredge the onion petal in the seasoned flour mixture, making sure it is evenly coated.

Step 4: Fry the Onion Petals

  1. Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or large pot to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Carefully drop the coated onion petals into the hot oil, a few at a time, and fry until golden brown and crispy, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Remove the fried onion petals from the oil using a slotted spoon and transfer them to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  4. Continue frying the remaining onion petals in batches, making sure not to overcrowd the fryer.

Step 5: Make the Dipping Sauce

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, ketchup, horseradish sauce, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, salt, and black pepper until smooth and well combined.

Step 6: Serve and Enjoy!

  1. Arrange the fried onion petals on a serving platter and serve them hot with the prepared dipping sauce.
  2. Enjoy the crispy and flavorful goodness of these fried onion blossom petals with family and friends!


  • For a gluten-free option, you can use a gluten-free flour blend in place of all-purpose flour.
  • Feel free to adjust the seasoning in the batter to suit your taste preferences.
  • These fried onion petals are best served immediately while still hot and crispy.

With their crispy exterior and tender interior, these fried onion blossom petals are a delicious and addictive appetizer that will have everyone coming back for more. Whether served as an appetizer or snack, they’re sure to be a hit at any gathering. So grab your onions, batter, and oil, and get ready to fry up a batch of these irresistible fried onion petals!

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