Is there anything more impressive than a giant blooming onion? It demands attention like no other hors d’oeuvres could. It’s huge, fried, and comes in a form that literally no other food resembles. Not to mention, it’s totally delicious.
There is one catch to this whole bloomin’ bundle of fun. According to a certain fast food restaurant’s website, the bloomin’ onion 1,950 calories — 1,390 from fat. That’s 130 grams of carbs for all you Keto people out there! Now, we’re not the type to count calories but it’s safe to assume that one shouldn’t be getting their entire calorie requirement from one fried appetizer.
Since summer is here and we can’t be cramming 130 grams of carbs down our gullets on the daily, we found a way to make a bloomin onion that won’t jumpstart our bad cholesterol. Introducing: the baked bloomin’ onion! Crunchy, spicy, and like, 1000x better for you!
If you really want to take your bloomin’ onion to the next level, we’ve concocted a copycat sauce that perfectly compliments the sweetness of the baked onion. In honor of authenticity, we used mayo but feel free to sub out for greek yogurt if you’re feeling virtuous.