Air Fryer recipes & salads

Air Fryer Blooming Onion .

Don’t try this at home – you know this advice from TV when it comes to stunts or crazy science experiments? It also applies to this Blooming Onion, if you don’t own a (hot air) fryer. Because in the oven, this finger food certainly doesn’t get as all-around appetizingly crispy. You probably won’t get it at all in a frying pan, since it’s very sensitive to turning and moving. If, on the other hand, you have a hot air or normal deep fryer, you can look forward to a crispy, spicy snack with horseradish mayo dip – or with another sauce of your choice, such as sour cream dip.


1 very large onion
2 eggs, beaten
100 g fine breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon paprika, sweet
1 tsp garlic granules
1 tsp onion granules
1 tsp salt
oil spray or 2 tbsp. oil
For the sauce:
100 g mayonnaise
100 g sour cream
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tbsp. creamed horseradish
1/4 tsp garlic granules
1/4 tsp paprika, sweet


Prepare the vegetable onion: Cut off the stem (the “top”), be sure to leave the stalk intact at the bottom, remove only the coarse “root hairs”. Peel the onion and place it on the stalk. Cut from top to bottom (from stalk to stem) with a knife, about 8 to 10 times. Turn onion over (stalk down) and carefully separate the individual “petals” with your fingers.

Beat the eggs in a small bowl, in a second bowl mix the breadcrumbs with the spices. Drizzle onion with egg (preferably also all over between segments) and then sprinkle with breadcrumbs so that they get everywhere as much as possible.

Preheat airfryer to 180 degrees. Place onion in and spray with oil spray or drizzle with oil. Cook for about 20 to 25 minutes until everything is nicely browned. Meanwhile, mix the ingredients for the dip and refrigerate.
Lift onion from basket of hot air fryer and serve immediately.

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