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Blooming Onions Recipe

Blooming Onions Recipe

Instead of being battered and deep-fried, this onion is brushed with melted butter and mustard, sprinkled with bread crumbs and seasonings and baked. “It’s an impressive-looking appetizer, and the dip can be used for veggies and crackers, too,” says Kendra. —Kendra Doss, Kansas City, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet onions
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill weed

Directions

  • 1. With a sharp knife, slice 1/2 in. off the top of the onions; peel onions. Cut each into 16 wedges to within 1/2 in. of root end.
  • 2. Place each onion on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 12 in. square). Fold foil around onions and seal tightly. Place in an ungreased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 20 minutes.
  • 3. In a small bowl, combine butter and mustard. Open foil; fold foil around onions. Brush butter mixture over onions; sprinkle with bread crumbs, salt and pepper.
  • 4. Bake 18-22 minutes longer or until crisp-tender. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine sauce ingredients. Serve with onions. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 onion with 1 tablespoon sauce equals 65 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 205 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch.