Blooming onion with lumpfish caviar dip


A blooming onion is a classic bar snack, consisting of an onion cut and deep fried so that it ‘blooms’ in the hot oil. It can be served with classic dips such as ranch, but here we’ve served ours with a tangy and luxurious dip made with sour cream, chives and plenty of lumpfish caviar.

First published in 2023




Seasoning mixture




Trim the top off the onion and peel it, then trim the roots


Place the cut side down on a chopping board and make 4 cuts downward through the onion, with the tip of the knife starting facing inwards towards the roots, but leaving the root intact. This will give you 4 quarters of onion that are still held together by the root in centre


Whisk together the seasoning mixture, then whisk the eggs into the milk


Dip the onion into the milk mixture, dredge in the seasoning mixture, then repeat, making sure you get into all the nooks and crannies of the onion


Preheat the vegetable oil to 180°C

  • oil, for deep-frying

Cook the onion for 10 mins until golden and cooked through, turning carefully halfway through. Remove from the oil and drain on kitchen paper


Make the dip by combining all the ingredients together. Serve the blooming onion with the dip on the side

First published in 2023

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