A blooming onion with sauce and two beers
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Chili’s Awesome Blossom

Make this copykat Chili's Awesome Blossom recipe at home for your family. Super easy and super delicious! It may be messy to eat, but it's impossible to mess up the recipe.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Awesome Blossom, Chilis Appetizers, Chilis Recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 201kcal
Author Stephanie Manley


  • 1 Prepared Onion
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick Seasoned Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Dipping Sauce

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Seasoned Salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon Red Pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons horseradish
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • vegetable oil for frying


  • Mix all dry ingredients together. 
  • Slice the onion like a blossom by cutting the top 1/4 off (the top has the stem). Then peel the onion but make sure the root stays intact. Carefully slice the onion from the top down stopping about 1/2" above the root (take care not to cut through the root). Slice the rest of the onion like a pie into several servings. 
  • Soak the onion in ice-cold water for about 30 minutes until the onion's petals open up and bloom.
  • Heat oil to 350 degrees.
  • Drain the onion and dip in flour mixture and dust thoroughly. Dip onion then in buttermilk and back in flour mixture. 
  • Place in hot oil and fry until golden. Oil should cover onion. When done drain well and place on plate and cut center out of onion so the petals may easily be removed.

Sauce Directions

  • Mix all together and serve in the middle of the onion blossom. Garnish with paprika and just a dash of red pepper.


Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1.5mg
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