"I have long believed that good food, good eating is all about risk. Whether we're talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime 'associates,' food, for me, has always been an adventure."--Anthony Bourdain
Prepare 6 onions (at least 4 inches in diameter) cut about 3/4 inch from top of each onion. Cut each onion vertically 6 times and then turn and cut 6 times the other way. DO NOT CUT ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE ROOT END! Separate petals slightly but leave attached to root. Place onion into hot water about 2 minutes. Remove, dip immediately into ice water. Remove, dip onion into flour mixture and shake off excess flour. Be sure petals are separated and coated. FLOUR MIXTURE:
2 cups all purpose flour 4 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 cup cornstarch 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour 2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoon garlic salt 1/2 cup sugar or splenda 1 teaspoon black pepper Mix all ingredients well then add; 24 ounce beer 1 egg Mix well
Dip each onion in batter making sure it is well coated. Let excess drip back into bowl. Deep fry at 375º for 1 1/2 minutes, turn over and fry 1 1/2 minutes or until golden brown.
Place a wooden spoon on each side of onion while slicing and this will prevent you from cutting all the way through.
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