Air Fryer Blooming Onion

Air Fryer Blooming Onion

Under the heading “Learn to stay in your own lane” I bring you my second attempt at an air fryer blooming onion. And spoiler alert, it is still not pretty – nor very tasty.

Air Fryer Blooming Onion

I started out with the onion – cut into segments and yes, I probably cut too close to the base of the onion making it structurally unsound. First mistake.

Air Fryer Blooming Onion

Next I drizzled the egg and milk mixture over the sliced up onion being sure to open it up to get the egg mix into all the pieces of the onion. Also making the onion less structurally sound.

Air Fryer Blooming Onion

I then added a healthy shake of barbecue rub making the end result too salty tasting. To make things even worse, after 20 minutes at 375 degrees, the onion was not tender enough. So we put it on for another five minutes making it a crispy, way too salty mess.

The blooming onion? Yuck. The air fryer is not a deep fryer and it does not do a good job of the blooming onion thing. As I said, I need to remember to “stay in my lane.” If I want a blooming onion, I will go somewhere a deep fryer rules.