This crispy bloomin’ onion served with your favorite dipping sauce will get your party going any day! Recipe yields 4 servings.
1 large Idaho-Eastern Oregon Yellow Onion
1/2 cup fresh multi-grain bread crumbs
¼ cup panko bread crumbs
2 egg whites, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon white pepper
Preheat the oven to 375. Lightly spray a baking sheet with olive oil spray.
Peel the skin from the onion and trim the bottom so the onion sits flat. Cut the onion into wedges, or flower petals, being careful not to cut completely through to the bottom. The core can be removed for a place to serve sauce.
In a small bowl, combine the bread crumbs, panko, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper. Set aside. In another bowl lightly whisk the egg whites. Dip onion into the egg whites until all areas of the onion are covered.
Set onion on baking sheet and sprinkle with bread crumb mixture generously covering the onion. Spray lightly with olive oil spray. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, until the onions are lightly browned. Serve immediately with your favorite sauce.