Cook Along with Chef Deniz: Superbowl Sunday Menu - Blooming Onion With Blue Cheese Dip And Tajin Spice

January 28, 2021

Cook Along with Chef Deniz: Superbowl Sunday Menu - Blooming Onion With Blue Cheese Dip And Tajin Spice

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Blooming Onion With Blue Cheese Dip And Tajin Spice

By Chef Deniz Tarakcioglu

Ingredients:

  • 1 large white onion, peeled, root still attached
  • 250mL of all purpose flour
  • 125mL corn starch
  • 125mL rice flour
  • 20mL baking powder
  • 30mL smoked paprika
  • 500mL buttermilk
  • 200mL sour cream
  • 2 garlic clove, puréed
  • 50mL blue cheese
  • 2 limes
  • Tajin Spice

Instructions:

  • Carefully make 1/4 inch cuts vertically, being careful to stay 1/2 inch from the root. Fluff the layers gently and soak in buttermilk for 10 minutes.
  • Mix flour, rice flour, paprika, corn starch, 20mL salt and baking powder in a bowl. Carefully lift the onion and cover with dredging mix liberally until fully coated. Preheat 1L of oil to 375F in a large, heavy pot making sure there is at least 3 inches expanding space for the oil from the lip of the pot.
  • Carefully lift the onion, and lower into the pot root side up. Once it starts to get lightly golden brown flip and fry until golden brown and crispy about 6 minutes.
  • In a food processor combine garlic, lime zest and juice, and blue cheese, Correct seasoning if need be. Drain the onion on a wire rack and season with tajin spice immediately. Serve hot.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 6 minutes

Yield: 2 servings




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