Homemade Bloomin' Onion
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup bran cereal (We used Fiber One)
  • ¼ tsp zesty salt
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large onion
Dippin' Sauce
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp. ketchup
  • ¼ tsp zesty salt
  • ⅛ tsp chili powder
Instructions
  1. Add cereal to food processor or blender and reduce to crumbs.
  2. Add crumbs remaining spices to a small bowl and stir to combine.
  3. Cut/Peel the outer layer of the onion, leave the root end in tact.
  4. With a large knife, cut down across the onion stopping about half and inch from the root at the bottom.
  5. Repeat this cut to divide the onion into four sections (still connected by the root at the bottom) continue dividing these quarters in half until you have the desired size of petals.
  6. Place onion root side down in a large bowl of cool water and let stand for ten minutes.
  7. This soak will help the petals begin to separate, at the end of the soak spread out the remaining petals by hand, remove and drain water, pat dry both the bowl and onion.
  8. Place onion back in dry bowl (root down)
  9. In a small bowl beat the two eggs. Drizzle the egg over the onion, coating each petal completely.
  10. Coat evenly with spice mixture, this may require "touching up" the petals with egg.
  11. Place completed onion on a sheet pan and bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes or until outside is toasted, and the onion soft.
Recipe by Wanna Bite at http://wannabite.com/skinny-bloomin-onion-recipe/