Baked Bloomin Onion Servings: 1 - 2

Baked Bloomin Onion

This is a healthier version of the deep fried and battered Bloomin Onion.

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme or oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Parsley or paprika (optional)

Directions

  1. Cut about 1/2-inch off top of onion; peel onion. Make about 6 horizontal and 6 vertical cuts in the onion; 1cm apart, leaving root base intact. Set onion on a piece of foil.

  2. Top onion with butter or oil, thyme or oregano, salt and pepper. Wrap foil around seasoned bloom and pinch edges together tightly.

  3. Place wrapped onion upright in baking pan. Bake at 425°F 30 minutes, or until tender and cooked but "petals" still have body and stand upright.

  4. Sprinkle with chopped parsley if desired.