Do you want something crispy and golden brown? With our simple Air Fryer Blooming Onion recipe, you can have an appetiser fit for a restaurant in the comfort of your own home.

Enjoy the addictively crispy flavour of a blossoming onion cooked in an air fryer without the need for breadcrumbs! It never fails to impress, drawing crowds with its flawlessly crisp outside and delicate, oniony within.

Use this recipe for blooming onions in an air fryer to make your favourite appetiser from Texas Roadhouse. You’ll be delighted by this healthier substitute’s delectable flavour!


For Onion

  1. One big sweet onion
  2. One cup of flour for all purposes
  3. One tsp of paprika
  4. one tsp powdered garlic
  5. One tsp salt
  6. One-half teaspoon of onion powder
  7. a smidgeon of dried thyme
  8. Half a teaspoon of dried oregano
  9. One-half teaspoon of black pepper
  10. Half a cup of milk
  11. Two big eggs


  1. Half a cup of mayonnaise
  2. Two tsp of ketchup
  3. One-third cup barbecue sauce
  4. One tsp Dijon mustard
  5. One tsp of Worcestershire sauce
  6. One tsp of paprika
  7. 1/4–1/2 teaspoon of cayenne




  1. Remove the outer skin of the onion by cutting ½ of an inch from the top. Transfer to a chopping board, cut-side down. Quarter the board by making a downward cut that begins ½ inch from the root and extends all the way through. To have 12 portions that are
  2. uniformly spaced, make two more cuts in between each of the quarters.
  3. While you are preparing the batter, flip the onion over and let it sit for five minutes.
  4. Mix the flour, paprika, onion and garlic powders, thyme, oregano, salt, and pepper in a single mixing bowl. Whisk the eggs and milk together in a separate bowl.
  5. After carefully separating the onion’s outer parts, add it to the basin containing the flour mixture. Toss the flour between each petal with a spoon to coat it, then gently shake off the excess.
  6. Using a spoon to get between the petals, carefully transfer the onion to the basin with the egg mixture and coat it thoroughly.
  7. Let the extra fall off, then put the onion back in the flour dish and toss to coat, being sure to get flour in between the petals this time and shaking off any excess.
  8. Place the onion on a sizable piece of aluminium foil and liberally mist it with olive oil spray, being careful to avoid any dry areas.
  9. For five minutes, preheat the air fryer to 350°F.Put the onion in the air fryer basket with the foil covering it.
  10. After letting the onion air fry for ten minutes, give it another shot of olive oil and shield the top with another piece of foil to keep it from burning.
  11. Fry for a further 10 to 15 minutes, or until the food is crispy and golden brown to your taste.
  12. In a bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients for the dipping sauce.
  13. The fried onion should be carefully removed and served with dipping sauce.



Although fresh is the best way to enjoy this air fryer blooming onion, any leftovers can be kept in the fridge for up to three days. I advise against freezing.

To get it crispy again, reheat it in the air fryer. To reheat it to the centre and make it crispy again, air fry it for 7 to 10 minutes at 375 degrees F.


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