Yesterday I shared this video from Blossom on my Facebook page.
It’s a video of some grilling hacks, and the first one was placing salmon fillets on top of lemon slices on the barbecue so the salmon doesn’t stick to the grill which I thought was pretty cool, so I shared the video.
The video had a bunch of other ideas in it, and one of them was to make a blooming onion on the grill.
They made it look very simple.
You just sliced the onion with an apple corer, dunked the onion in an egg wash, then in bread crumbs, then the egg wash again, and then the bread crumbs again, and then you stuck it on the grill for 15 minutes, and you’d end up with this:
Looks good, right?
I never planned on making it, though.
Until my friend commented, “No way that onion comes out like that with just egg and breadcrumbs…”
Well now I had to make it just to see.
I don’t have one of those apple corer things, so I just used a knife to cut the onion into quarters, then eighths, then sixteenths.
Then I rolled it around in an egg wash and then into the breadcrumbs.
Then into the eggs again,
Followed by the breadcrumbs again.
Then I put it on the grill.
And 15 minutes later I had….
A very lame and disappointing “blooming onion.”
15 minutes was not enough time to cook it either.
It was basically a crusty and partially still raw onion.
So my friend was right.
is a far cry from this:
And all I succeeded in doing was wasting a perfectly good onion and about a half hour of my life.
If I really want a blooming onion, I’ll save myself the trouble and aggravation and go to Outback.
But the salmon hack is still pretty cool.