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Grilled Blooming Onion

Traeger Kitchen


Grilled Blooming Onion

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Cook Time

30

Minutes

Serves

4 - 6

People

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What's this?

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.

Ingredients

  • 1 Large Vidalia Onion

  • 4 Cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 Cup granulated garlic

  • 1/4 Cup onion powder

  • 4 Tablespoon kosher salt

  • 1 Tablespoon black pepper

  • 1 Tablespoon paprika

  • 2 Tablespoon cayenne pepper

  • 1/2 Tablespoon ground mustard

  • 1 Tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 Quart buttermilk

  • To Taste salt and pepper

  • 4 Tablespoon shredded Parmesan cheese

  • 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley

Steps

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.