Tips&TricksAmaze your party guests with this easy, elegant onion flower centerpiece

Amaze your party guests with this easy, elegant onion flower centerpiece

Two onions and a jar lid — that's enough
Two onions and a jar lid — that's enough
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2:52 PM EST, January 10, 2024

The guests were delighted and intrigued, often asking me how I prepared it. This appetizer not only looks fantastic, but it's also easy to make, serving as a decorative element on the table. All I needed to create it was just an onion and a small jar lid.

How an onion can be a elegant decor element for your party

In every culture, some dishes surprise with their unexpectedly sophisticated appearance. It's worth experimenting in the kitchen to dazzle your guests. One such delicacy is the Chinese onion flower. Many Europeans might not be familiar with this simple yet beautiful dish that only requires an onion and a jar lid.

The onion flower is gaining popularity online. If you’re planning to invite family over for the holidays and are still brainstorming snack ideas, this suggestion is for you. Tired of traditional skewers, tortillas and other laborious appetizers? Then we've got the perfect solution for you.

The humble onion: a perfect base for creating a beautiful edible flower

We'll show you how to prepare an impressive hot meal simply, which will appeal to fans of onion rings. This idea has recently become very popular online and more and more people are trying this clever trick. The total cost of preparing this snack is just a few dollars. You won't need special equipment, just a knife and a jar lid, which you should easily find in your kitchen.

This snack is a great choice if you're a fan of unusual dishes. An ordinary onion can offer a delightful surprise. Fried onions can be a treat for many people, especially when paired with breadcrumbs, creating an exciting twist on a classic snack. To prepare this snack, you'll need a few ingredients: a large onion, an egg, salt, pepper, sweet paprika, around 4 tablespoons of rice flour (though wheat also works), some oil for frying and about 1/4 cup of milk. Optional: a sauce based on cream and tomato concentrate. So, how do we go about it? Let's explain.

How to prepare a delightful onion flower?

Begin by peeling the onion, then place it on a jar lid. The lid should prevent the onion from rolling while you're cutting it. Cross-cut the onion, making sure not to cut it to the bottom. With the lid, the knife will stop at the right spot. Then, slightly unfold the onion layers to resemble a flower. Submerge it in a bowl of cold water and wait an hour.

In a separate bowl, mix the egg, milk, and chosen spices. Set a plate next to the bowl and pour the flour onto it. Dry the onion, then dip it into the egg mixture, followed by the flour, repeating the steps twice. Carefully lower the prepared onion into hot oil and fry until golden. And there you have it, an impressive snack ready to be served! Serve it warm, optionally accompanied by your sauce of choice.

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