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       Title: Onion Blossoms
  Categories: Vegetables
       Yield: 4 servings
       2 lg Sweet onions; unpeeled
     1/2 c  Mayonnaise
     1/2 c  Sour cream
       1 tb Chili powder
   2 1/2 ts Cajun seasoning; divided
   1 1/2 c  Flour
       1 c  Milk
            Oil for deep frying
   Leaving root end intact, peel oputer skin off onion.
   Cut a small slice off top.  Starting at the top of
   onion and on one side make a cut downward toward root
   end, stopping 1/8th inch from bottom.  Make additional
   cuts 1/8 inch fron first until there are cuts
   completely across top of onion. Turn onion 1/4 turn so
   slices are horizontal to you.  Repeat cuts, 1/8 inch
   apart, until it looks like a checkerboard pattern
   across top. To make dip: In a small bowl combine
   mayonnaise, sour cream, chili powder and 1 1/2
   teaspoons Cajun seasoning.  MIx well. In 1 gallon
   plastic bag combine flour and remaining Cajun
   seasoning. Place milk in small, deep bowl.  Coat cut
   onion with flour.  DIp in milk and then in flour
   mixture again.  Fry in enough oil to cover onion at
   350 degrees for 5 minutes, or until golden brown.
   Place on serving plate.  Discard very center of fried
   onion blossom. Place a few spoonful of dip in center.
   Serve immediately.
   Source: posted by Elizabeth Eich,74152,1537
   formatted by Lisa Crawford, 6/21/96