Onion Flower Recipe – Perfect Side Dish Or Appetizer!
Let me start by saying, I’m not a huge fan of onions, but with Tammy’s onion flower recipe I can’t eat enough of’m! (And my hat is definitely off to her–it’s definitely one of the prettiest side dishes I’ve EVER served!)
1. Cut onion in half down to about 1/2 inch of the root end but not through. Cut onions in half again and again crosswise to 1/2 inch of the root. Cut each quarter in half again but not through to the root. There should be 8 wedges attached at the bottom like a flower bud.
2. Place the onions in a bowl and gently toss with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. (One viewer suggested that using garlic butter would be delicious–it does sound yummy, but I haven’t tried that yet!)
3. Grease a baking dish large enough to hold the onions with plenty of space around them to open up completely, and pour the reserve on them.
4. Cover with foil and bake at 425F for 25 to 30 minutes until onions have opened up and are nearly tender.
5. Uncover and bake for 10 minutes more. Then you’re done–that’s it!
You can serve with a sprinkling of capers if you like. Look how great Tammy’s look served with some yummy chicken and broccoli. I’m hungry just looking at it, and I just finished eating! (Not that THAT’S anything new!) 😉
I do think the finished ‘onion flower’ looks like a lotus flower, don’t you? It looks like art! So pretty, you almost don’t wanna eat it, huh? (Except that when you SMELL it, you’ll definitely want to eat it! LOL)
Here’s Tammy’s video with more detailed instructions on how to make the perfect onion flower: