Blooming Onion - Kettle Style

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gmc2003

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Just a quick post today. The weather was beautiful once again yesterday. Slight breeze and temps in the lower 80s. So, I decided to Q up a quick dish for my wife's and my supper.

Time to fire up the old beer pole:

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First step is to slice up the onion.
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Then it gets an initial coating of flour, seasoning, baking powder, and cornstarch. Then a dip in a wash solution of two eggs and some whole milk. Then back into the dry mix.

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After the second dredging.
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Then onto the 22" Kettle with the Vortex. I had my bottom vents about halfway closed to lower the temps some.
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Added a couple of chicken breasts that were marinated in pickle juice and dredged the same way the onion was. They were also basted with a garlic-teriyaki sauce.
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The onion is finished and ready to be eaten:
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and so is the chicken:
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As always thanks for taking a look. I also made a copycat recipe of Outbacks onion dipping sauce. It was pretty good, but I'll have to adjust some of the seasoning amounts.

Chris

Here's an older thread giving a few more details on how to make the onion.

 

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I've never thought of cooking that style of onion on the grill. I do make the ones with beef bullion and bacon jam and for those I pre-slice, then wrap in plastic and microwave to preheat and soften the onion.... I wonder if that would also work before dusting and dipping the blooming onion?
 
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Awesome looking Q, would eat that chicken any day. The onion sounds spectacular, will go on the list for this weekend

Everytime I see your beer pole I see a beer that reminds me of my high school years. I grew up in NW PA about 20 miles from NY, so getting beer at 18 was very easy. We mostly drank Genesee Cream Ale, and PBR. I need a beer pole, but it can't look like a beer pole. Argh.
 
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Your killing it with that kettle!
If you get that dipping sauce right, please post it!
We did a blooming onion in the air fryer & it was good, but it sure looks a lot better in the kettle!
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Just a quick post today. The weather was beautiful once again yesterday. Slight breeze and temps in the lower 80s. So, I decided to Q up a quick dish for my wife's and my supper.

Time to fire up the old beer pole:

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First step is to slice up the onion.
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Then it gets an initial coating of flour, seasoning, baking powder, and cornstarch. Then a dip in a wash solution of two eggs and some whole milk. Then back into the dry mix.

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After the second dredging.
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Then onto the 22" Kettle with the Vortex. I had my bottom vents about halfway closed to lower the temps some.
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Added a couple of chicken breasts that were marinated in pickle juice and dredged the same way the onion was. They were also basted with a garlic-teriyaki sauce.
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The onion is finished and ready to be eaten:
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and so is the chicken:
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As always thanks for taking a look. I also made a copycat recipe of Outbacks onion dipping sauce. It was pretty good, but I'll have to adjust some of the seasoning amounts.

Chris

Here's an older thread giving a few more details on how to make the onion.

You shared the older post with me on this, really cool idea I would dive into that! But a Genny pounder on the beer pole...really???...lol
 

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You’re on a roll. That looks like a great method to make it a bit more healthy. How hard is it to cut an onion that way?
Thanks Sven, For the last few years I've tried coming up with ways to eliminate frying in oil. Some work, some don't, but this one does.

I've never thought of cooking that style of onion on the grill. I do make the ones with beef bullion and bacon jam and for those I pre-slice, then wrap in plastic and microwave to preheat and soften the onion.... I wonder if that would also work before dusting and dipping the blooming onion?
Appreciate it thirdeye, If I'm understanding you correctly. Your using the microwave to soften the onion. I think with the blooming onion you want the peddles to be on the firmer side when dipping and cooking to hold their shape. They soften up during the cooking process.

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Awesome looking Q, would eat that chicken any day. The onion sounds spectacular, will go on the list for this weekend

Everytime I see your beer pole I see a beer that reminds me of my high school years. I grew up in NW PA about 20 miles from NY, so getting beer at 18 was very easy. We mostly drank Genesee Cream Ale, and PBR. I need a beer pole, but it can't look like a beer pole. Argh.
Thanks Nefarious, When I was in collage NY was a short drive and we went there to buy beer. It was cheaper there then here in Vt. Genny was always my choice, because of price. It still is for the same reason. I'm a little on the frugal side.
A fantastic cook on a gorgeous day, gotta love it, nice job Chris! RAY

Appreciate it Ray. The heat spell finally broke and I had to take advantage of it.

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Your killing it with that kettle!
If you get that dipping sauce right, please post it!
We did a blooming onion in the air fryer & it was good, but it sure looks a lot better in the kettle!
Al
Thanks Al, and I'll be sure to post it up. I'm starting to feel bad for my WSM. I can't remember the last time or protien I cooked on it.

Wow, I never would have thought to do something like that. Looks delicious.

The Genny, on the other hand... Its giving me some pretty dark high school flashbacks.
Appreciate it Nate. I've been drinking Genny, Narragansett and PBRs since I was 15. It's hard to brake old habits.

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Great Idea! Looks wonderful.

- Jason
Thanks Jason, I like the blooming onion better then onion rings. Even though they're basically the same thing.

Looks great Chris but the onion steals the show for me ! Gotta try it and love the chicken dredge also !

Keith
Appreciate it Keith. Both hit the spot and didn't take to long to cook.

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wow does that look good!! love those blooming onions!
Thanks tbern, Whenever we go to Outback that's the first thing I order.
You shared the older post with me on this, really cool idea I would dive into that! But a Genny pounder on the beer pole...really???...lol
Appreciate it Cliff. Someone on here has to raise the standard around here. LOL

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Looks great Chris
! question did you pretreat the pole?

Warren
Thanks Warren, Where I live pressure treated is a must for outdoor use.

Chris
 

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