Baked Blooming Onion: You can put anything on a slice of baked sweet potato and it looks like a fancy little hors d’oeuvres. But today I’m bringing you a restaurant favorite, done at home, the Paleo way: a baked blooming onion.
I love making fun snacks for get-togethers. Sure, there’s always your standard veggies and hummus – that’s easy-peasey. But I love having an assortment of finger foods that my friends will think are super yummy and even my non-Paleo friends will happily gobble up.
No blooming onion would not be complete without fresh, creamy dip on the side. Do not fear! At the bottom of this recipe, we’ve included a link to our Paleo recipe ranch dressing. It is a must-have with your blooming onion.
As I said, I like to share my baked blooming onion with friends. Everyone loves food to plunge into meetings and parties, and this is pretty much the ultimate dippable food. So the next time you have friends over – movie night, everyone? – Bake one of these beautiful blooming onions and share the love!
- ½ cup almond flour
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- ½ tsp dried oregano
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 large yellow onion
- 2 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp dried thyme
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Cut off the top about 1/2 inch of the onion and peel. Place the onion cut-side down on a cutting board. Starting 1/8 inch from the root, cut the onion into 12-16 vertical wedges. Turn the onion over and use your fingers to gently separate the onion petals.
- In a small bowl combine the almond flour, paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, oregano, thyme, black pepper and salt.
- Dip the onion in beaten eggs and turn it over to make sure every part of the onion is covered.
- Take it out, and coat with almond mixture. Make sure all the layers are covered.
- Place the onion on prepared baking sheet, brush with olive oil and cover with aluminum foil.
- Bake for 30 minutes, then remove the foil and bake for 5-10 minutes more or until the onion is tender and the edges are browned.
- Serve with homemade paleo ranch dressing
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