Grilled Blooming Onion

Traeger Kitchen

Grilled Blooming Onion

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

30 Minutes

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No need to go to a lousy chain steak house anymore for a blooming onion, you can now make this iconic dish right in your backyard with minimal effort.


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    • 1

      Peel the onion, but do not cut off the root end. Cut into 8 wedges about 1/2” from the bottom, making sure not to cut all the way through. Carefully separate the onion sections.
    • 2

      Combine all ingredients for the coating in a medium bowl and mix well. Split the coating in half between two medium bowls.
    • 3

      Pour buttermilk in a medium bowl and season with salt and pepper.
    • 4

      Dredge onion into the flour mixture, then in the buttermilk, then back into the flour mixture.
    • 5

      Place the onion root side down onto a sheet tray lined with parchment paper and spray with oil spray.
    • 6

      When ready to cook, set temperature to High and preheat for 15 minutes. Place tray in the middle of the grill and cook for 30 minutes.
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    • 7

      After the onion has cooked and opened up, finish by sprinkling the cheese evenly over the onion, and grill for another 2 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.
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    • 8

      Garnish with fresh parsley. Serve immediately with lemon wedges and your favorite dipping sauces. Enjoy! *Cook times will vary depending on set and ambient temperatures.