Air Fryer Blooming Onion

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(Healthier Recipe)

This Air Fryer Blooming Onion is an EASIER and HEALTHIER way to enjoy your favorite restaurant appetizer at home. CRISPY and JUICY, it will be the hit of your next party!

An air fryer blooming onion is the best way to enjoy your favorite appetizer but healthier!


How do you open a blooming onion? Start by cutting off 1/2 inch from the top of the onion, then peel the outer skin from the onion.

Place the onion cut-side down. Starting about 1/2 inch from the root, make a downward cut all the way through to the board. Make sure your knife cuts into the middle of the onion.

How is a Blooming Onion Made? Make the dredges and washes. Whisk the flour and spices in a large bowl. In a small deep bowl, whisk the egg, butter, and milk.

Bread the onion. Place the onion in a large clean bowl, cut-side up and separated. Sprinkle the flour mixture over the onion getting in between the layers.

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