*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                               Onion Blossoms
 Recipe By     : Liar’s Pub (Bossier City, LA)
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appitizers                       Taste Of Home
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2      large         sweet onions -- unpeeled
      1/2  cup           mayonnaise
      1/2  cup           sour cream
    1      tablespoon    chili powder
    2 1/2  teaspoons     Cajun seasons -- divided
    1 1/4  cups          flour
    1      cup           milk
                         oil for deep-fat frying
 Leaving the root end intact, peel the outer skin of the onion.  Cut a small
 slice off the top.  Starting at the top of the onion and on one side, make a
 cut downward toward the root end, stopping 1/2 inch from the bottom.  Make
 additional cuts 1/8 inch from the first until there are cuts completely across
 top of onion.  Turn the onion a quarter turn so the slices are horizontal to
 you.  repeat the cuts 1/8 inch apart from each other until there is a
 checkerboard pattern across entire top of onion.  In a small bowl, make dip by
 combining mayonnaise, sour cream, chili powder and 1 1/2 teaspoons Cajun
 seasoning.  Mix well and set asside.  In a 1 gallon plastic bag, combine flour
 and remaining Cajun seasoning.  Place milk in a small bowl.  Coat the cut
 onion in flour, then dip into milk and back into the flour mixture.  Fry in
 enough oil to cover onion at 350^ for 5 minutes or until golden, turning once.
 Remove from oil; place on serving plate.  Discard the very center of the fried
 onion blossom.  Place a few poonfuls of dip into the center of blossom and
 serve immediately.
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