I’ve always wanted to try this. You could dip the onion into batter and fry it for a massive onion ring shaped like a blossom, or you could keep it simpler, and healthier, by baking it. Afterwards, garnish with whatever floats your boat – shredded cheese, herbs, or truffle oil – or dip the pieces into mayonnaise, ketchup, or your own creative sauce. Baking this also makes the house smell amazing.
A flower that glows without the sun…
Onions: have anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, anti-coagulant and anti-bacterial properties, are high in iron and beneficial for the treatment of anemia, lower blood pressure, lower LDL (bad) cholesterol, thin blood and dissolve blood clots, cleanse the blood, act as a diuretic, prevent hair loss (if its juice is applied to the scalp), boost the immune system, complement diabetes treatment, prevent osteoporosis, liquefy mucus in lungs, are a potent aphrodisiac, and treat urinary tract infection.
All you need is 1 onion, about 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil, and dash of salt.
Begin by slicing off the top of a Vidalia onion. Do not slice the other end, because that is the part that will hold the blossom together.
Begin to cut the onion in half across the middle, but not through the stem. Cut just to the bottom, keeping the stem intact.
Continue to cut the onion in half across the middle, forming eighths.
Open the onion parts delicately, making sure not to snack the pieces from the stem, until the onion resembles a blossom. Place on a baking dish, brush with olive oil, season with salt, and pop into the oven at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.
Voilà! Have fun with this one.