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This Air Fryer Bloomin’ Onion Recipe is Simple & Delicious!

Air Fryer Bloomin' Onion Recipe

yield: 4 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

cook time: 20 MINUTES

total time: 30 MINUTES

Ingredients

For the Onion:

  • 1 yellow or white onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon cajun seasoning
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon buttermilk (or any milk)
  • 3/4 cup Panko bread crumbs (Italian Seasoned)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • olive oil in cooking oil sprayer

For Dipping Sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish

Directions

1

Cut the top off of the onion (pointy end) to create a flat surface.

2

With root side up (hairy looking circle), cut "flower petals" just below the root. Cut the onion into 4 wedges first, then cut each wedge in half. Repeat until wedges are about 1/4 inch thick. You should end up with "petals" all around the onion.

3

When you turn the onion over, it will look like a flower "bloom". Carefully separate the layers.

4

Mix flour with Cajun seasoning in one bowl. Mix eggs and buttermilk in a second bowl. Place Panko bread crumbs in a third bowl.

5

Dredge the onion in flour, and shake off the excess.  Dip into the egg mixture, and then finally the breadcrumbs.

6

Put the Panko crusted onion into the air fryer basket. Spray with oil. Place a piece of foil over the onion like a tent.

7

Set the air fryer to 390 for 10 minutes. Remove the foil and cook for another 5-10 minutes until desired crispiness. (Your cook time will depend on the size of the onion.)

8

Mix dipping sauce ingredients and enjoy!

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blooming onion recipe

Love a restaurant style Bloomin’ Onion?

Turns out it’s pretty easy to make this similar crispy and airy appetizer recipe at home using your air fryer! The process includes dredging the onion in flour, eggs, and then breadcrumbs. Make a tangy mayo and ketchup fry sauce for dipping, and you’re all set for a tasty homemade appetizer that’s just as delicious (but less greasy) than the traditional fried version!

You need onions, eggs, Panko bread crumbs, and flour for this air fryer Bloomin' Onion recipe


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Air Fryer Bloomin' Onion Recipe

yield: 4 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

cook time: 20 MINUTES

total time: 30 MINUTES

Your family with LOVE this crispy onion appetizer recipe with delicious dipping sauce.

Ingredients

For the Onion:

  • 1 yellow or white onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon cajun seasoning
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon buttermilk (or any milk)
  • 3/4 cup Panko bread crumbs (Italian Seasoned)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • olive oil in cooking oil sprayer

For Dipping Sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish

Directions

1

Cut the top off of the onion (pointy end) to create a flat surface.

2

With root side up (hairy looking circle), cut "flower petals" just below the root. Cut the onion into 4 wedges first, then cut each wedge in half. Repeat until wedges are about 1/4 inch thick. You should end up with "petals" all around the onion.

3

When you turn the onion over, it will look like a flower "bloom". Carefully separate the layers.

4

Mix flour with Cajun seasoning in one bowl. Mix eggs and buttermilk in a second bowl. Place Panko bread crumbs in a third bowl.

5

Dredge the onion in flour, and shake off the excess.  Dip into the egg mixture, and then finally the breadcrumbs.

6

Put the Panko crusted onion into the air fryer basket. Spray with oil. Place a piece of foil over the onion like a tent.

7

Set the air fryer to 390 for 10 minutes. Remove the foil and cook for another 5-10 minutes until desired crispiness. (Your cook time will depend on the size of the onion.)

8

Mix dipping sauce ingredients and enjoy!

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recipe for blooming onion

Tips for success:

  • Don’t skip the flour. The panko crumbs won’t stick as well.
  • Spray with cooking oil before air frying. It helps crisp up nicely!
  • Cover the onion loosely with foil before cooking, or you’ll end up with a burnt outside and an uncooked inside.

easy air fryer blooming onion

What a yummy, crispy appetizer!

My family devoured it, and we love this tangy dipping sauce. Mine may have not turned out picture perfect like a lot of the air fryer recipes online, but it was really YUM! I think you’ll really enjoy this delicious, oniony idea!

Recipe adapted from Cuisinart.com


Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! Check out all of Lina’s DIY/CRAFTS and RECIPES created just for Hip2Save.

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Comments 28

  1. rpearson

    This looks fantastic!

  2. Lina D

    Thanks so much!

  3. jaksmom8

    Thanks Lina, looks delish! But I did notice that you didn’t list the flour on the recipe, just don’t want anyone to forget it.

    • Lina D

      Oh thanks yes adding to ingredients! Important step 🙂

    • Adele Aiken

      The flour is listed in the ingredients and in the instructions to mix with the cajun seasoning.

  4. Susan

    Excellent pics. I never would of thought to cut the onion from the bottom. Going to try it this weekend. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    • Lina D

      Thanks Susan! Enjoy 😉

  5. Jill

    I didn’t know you could use foil in an air fryer, I am still a rookie but that is what the recipe said right?

    • Lina D

      Yes you can – I used it as kind of a dome so it wouldn’t burn yet get crispy 👍

  6. Angie

    Anyone has a low carb/ gluten free version of it?

    • AMY

      My daughter is Celiac so if I were to make this for her, I’d use GF flour and use GF Panko breadcrumbs.
      I am following a Keto diet so if I were to make this for my whole family, I’d use almond flower and skip the panko breadcrumbs. I am sure it will come out great either way!

  7. April J

    Lina please come live with me! I need you to cook for me! ♥️ I love your food posts!

    • Lina D

      Ah thanks April for the sweet comment! ❤️

  8. Sandra

    If you drop the cut onion in ice water for a few minutes, it will blossom out even more!

    • Lina D

      Great tip! Thanks for sharing 👍

  9. Hinna Khalid

    Perhaps French fries can be made the same way. So far I haven’t heard an air fried French fries success story. But I will definitely try this one

    • Amy

      REALLY? I make French fries in my air fryer all the time and they turn out perfect! Actually I have never had anything come out bad.

  10. apwade21

    Yum!

  11. Cobe vizio

    What brand and size air fryer does
    Lina have🌈❣️🌈

  12. Sharon R

    Just made my first blooming onion…WOW! I modified spices and didn’t have Cajun seasoning, so substituted more garlic and some sun dried Parmesan cheese, also skipped flour! Husband loved it and I got to enjoy it because of my not eating “fried” food!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      That’s great news! Thanks for sharing your success 🤗

  13. Jessica

    My onion wasn’t a success. This could be because of a few things:
    1. I didn’t shake off enough of the flour of bread crumbs.
    2. The onion wasn’t bloomed enough and that’s why the inside didn’t cook. ( I did the tent with foil)

    Also if I make this again I’ll definitely do more spices in the mix of flour.

  14. Patricia H

    Did this at home this evening to help get my mom cooking (83 yr) with an air fryer. She was so excited. We followed similar recipe to the letter – but after 30 mn of cooking the onion was still not cooked. Any advice? The receipe was very similar, ice water 2 hr, the flour, then egg+milk (1/4 cup milk with 2 eggs), then Panko crumbs. Was only supposed to cook 10-20 mn but still not done. Temp was set at 360 on Cook’s brand fryer per book recipe. Also was tented with tin foil. Any suggestions?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      I’m curious if your onion was too big or if the pieces were cut too thick. I noticed on mne a couple larger pieces didn’t get cooked as evenly. Maybe a longer cook time would help too. Sorry it didn’t turn out, that’s frustrating!

      • Patricia H

        Thanks for the advice/reply. I will try again. Onion was one of the smaller ones in bin at the store. Will try finding smaller…and increase temp/time.

  15. Cory

    Keto version?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      I have not tried yet but you could prob do a similar version using pork rinds or almond flour instead of breadcrumbs.

  16. Frank I.

    How much would a decent middle sized not too expensive air fry oven cost ?

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