The answer is yes, you can use an air fryer to make a bloomin' onion! It's a healthier alternative to deep-frying and still results in a crispy and delicious snack. Here's how:
- 1 large sweet onion
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 eggs, beaten
- Panko breadcrumbs (enough to coat the onion)
- Cooking spray or oil mister.
- Cut off the top of the onion and remove the skin.
- Slice off about half an inch from the root end of the onion so that it sits flat.
- Use a sharp knife to make cuts into the onion, starting at the top and slicing towards the root. Stop about half an inch before reaching the bottom so that it stays intact.
- Separate the petals gently with your fingers to create a blooming effect.
- In a bowl, mix together flour, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper.
- In another bowl beat eggs until smooth.
- In a third bowl add panko breadcrumbs.
- Dip the onion into the flour mixture making sure it gets well coated then shake off the excess flour mixture from it,
- Dip in egg mixture making sure each petal gets coated evenly then dip it into panko bread crumbs covering each petal nicely until it's fully coated with bread crumbs.
- Place in your Air Fryer basket sprayed with cooking spray or oil misting, cook for around 15 minutes at 400°F flipping once halfway through until golden brown on both sides.
The result will be just as delicious as deep-fried bloomin' onion, but with less guilt! Try it out in the comfort of your own home with the Instant Brands Omni Pro Air Fryer Toaster Oven It has a large capacity and multiple cooking functions, making it perfect for this recipe.
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