Beer Battered Onion Petals Recipe

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Beer Battered Onion Petals Recipe

Just a flavorful as the blooming onion, but easier to do. Do in small batches and adjust the spiciness level to your guests taste.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 478 kcal


  • 1 ½ tablespoons sriracha chili sauce
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • canola oil for frying
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour unbleached
  • 12 oz beer your favorite beer, light is suggested
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne red pepper sauce
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 small onions Vidalia or other sweet onion


  • Whisk together sriracha and mayonnaise in a small bowl. Cover and place in the refrigerator.
  • Add oil to a large pot (I used a 5.5 quart French oven), about 1.5 inches of oil. Heat to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and paper towels.
  • Combine flour, cayenne, salt, pepper in a large mixing bowl.
  • Peel and rinse the onions. Quarter them and separate into petals. Discard smaller center pieces. Cut pieces that are too wide in half.
  • Take 1/4 cup of flour mix and place in separate dish. Coat onion petals in dry flour mixture.
  • Pour beer into remaining flour mixture (large mixing bowl). Mix with a fork but don’t over-mix. (Batter will be lumpy.) Coat onion petals in batter. Shake excess batter off.
  • Fry 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Use tongs to remove from oil.
  • Serve immediately with spicy mayo dipping sauce.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Paulson Pursuits is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.


Calories: 478kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 8gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 13gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 1476mgPotassium: 191mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 236IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 3mg
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