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  • richinlbrg
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 1876
    • Leesburg, VA. (Northern, VA)
    • We have two weber kettle grills (one LARGE and one small/average), the SnS and the Weber Smokey Mountain 18" smoker. We use both natural lump charcoal and KNB for smoking and measure our temps with a Maverick 733, thermopen and MK4. Favorite beer depends on what is cooking (alt answer is yes).

    Epic failure

    i saw a faux blooming onion hack, looked at some reviews and saw that the “breading” didn’t stay on. Decided to give it a shot.

    Took our apple slicer, sliced off the top of the onion, peeled and sliced almost to the root.

    Egg wash to bread crumbs then carefully repeated and made sure I got plenty of crumbs between the “petals.” Baked an hour.

    Thinking I might have overshot on the crumbs. It was awful! Threw it out.

    If I try again, the fryer is coming out and so is the flour!

    Would an air fryer work for this?

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  • fzxdoc
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 5085
    • My toys:
      Weber Summit Charcoal Grilling Center (WSCGC) aka Mr. Fancypants
      Pit Barrel Cooker (which rocks)
      Weber Summit S650 Gas Grill
      Weber Kettle Premium 22"
      Weber Jumbo Joe Premium 22" (a weird little 22" kettle mutant on 22"-long legs) (donated to local battered women's shelter.)
      Camp Chef Somerset IV 4-burner outdoor gas range


      Adrenaline BBQ Company's SnS, DnG and Large Charcoal Basket for WSCGC
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      Adrenaline BBQ Company's SS Rack for DnG
      Grill Grate for SnS
      Grill Grates: five 17.375 sections (retired to storage)
      Grill Grates: six 19.25 panels for exact fit for Summit S650 gasser
      2 Grill Grate Griddles
      Steelmade Griddle for Summit gas grill

      Fireboard Extreme BBQ Thermometer Package
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    #2
    I'd add a lot of hot sauce or hot salsa and jump right in. There's got to be a tasty onion under all of that.

    But Wow! that's a lot of breading. Live and learn. At least it wasn't a brisket.

    Kathryn

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    • richinlbrg
      richinlbrg commented
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      Yup, it was only an onion, fzxdoc !

      Nothing could have saved this thing, trust me! Not hot sauce, salsa nor any other condiment! Only the trash.

      But the good news is that I have some bread crumbs for a meatloaf!
      Last edited by richinlbrg; August 10, 2020, 08:11 AM.
  • RonB
    Club Member
    • Apr 2016
    • 12710
    • Near Richmond VA
    • Weber Performer Deluxe
      SNS
      Pizza insert
      Rotisserie
      Smokenator 1000
      Cookshack Smokette Elite
      2 Thermapens
      Chefalarm
      Dot
      lots of probes.
      CyberQ

    #3
    Thanx for takin' one for the team. Here is my favorite recipe for onion rings or strings. It might be adaptable to a bloomin' onion.

    https://www.thepioneerwoman.com/food...-oh-yeah-baby/

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    • richinlbrg
      richinlbrg commented
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      Thank you, RonB ! Will give this one a whirl!
  • Greygoose
    Club Member
    • May 2019
    • 646
    • South Shore,MA

    #4
    U sure that isn’t a mushroom from deep inside a tropical rain forrest somewhere ?

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    • Uncle Bob
      Club Member
      • Feb 2019
      • 378
      • Salado, Tx
      • Summerset TRL44 gas grill and side sear
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        Oklahoma Joe's Bronco
        Oklahoma Joe's Bronco Pro
        Oklahoma Joe's Judge
        Golden's Cast Iron Grill
        Ooni Koda 16

      #5
      I would imagine that an all batter dip w/o the chunky breading would give you the look you're likely expecting.

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      • holehogg
        Club Member
        • Nov 2017
        • 2358
        • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

        #6
        I often make onion rings using this simple method.
        Slice onion to desired ring thickness.
        Place in a bowl and cover with cold water and into the freezer and remove when the top starts icing over.
        Meantime in a bag add as much flour needed for the amount of onions with whatever seasoning you want.
        Drain the rings and toss into bag and shake to coat O' rings.
        Deep fry in oil.
        Works for me and I prefer thinner rings.

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        • richinlbrg
          richinlbrg commented
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          Thank you, @wholehogg ! looks pretty easy! Onion rings have not been on my radar for some reason, but I love them!
          Last edited by richinlbrg; August 10, 2020, 10:59 AM.
      • shify
        Club Member
        • Jun 2017
        • 457
        • Westchester County, NY

        #7
        Looks like a sand castle version of Chichen Itza. I admire the attempt!

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        • jumbo7676
          Club Member
          • Jun 2018
          • 290
          • Centreville, VA
          • GMG Daniel Boone

            Weber Spirit E-310
            GrillGrates

            Weber Performer Premium 22"
            Slow 'N Sear 2.0
            Drip 'N Griddle Deluxe
            EasySpin Grate

            Weber Kettle Premium 22"
            Vortex

            Weber Smokey Mountain 14"

            FireBoard
            Maverick XR-50

          #8
          If you are going to fail, fail big!

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          • richinlbrg
            richinlbrg commented
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            On that count, I succeeded!

            I can laugh at myself! And do frequently.
        • BFlynn
          Charter Member
          • Oct 2014
          • 841
          • Third Coast

          #9
          We've had an air fryer for about a week. So I'm no expert.
          But I think the air fryer will help. It makes other things crispy.


          Saw this recipe...... It looks pretty legit.

          https://www.delish.com/cooking/recip...looming-onion/

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          • HouseHomey
            Club Member
            • May 2016
            • 5274
            • Huntington Beach, Ca. Surf City USA.
            • Equipment
              Primo Oval xl

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              Kitchen Aid
              Meat grinder
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              Akootrimonts
              Two chimneys (was 3 but rivets finally popped, down to 1)
              cast iron pans,
              Dutch ovens
              Signals 4 probe, thermapens, chef alarms, Dots, thermapop and maverick T-732, RTC-600, pro needle and various pocket instareads.
              The help and preferences
              1 extra fridge and a deep chest freezer in the garage
              KBB
              FOGO
              A 9 year old princess foster child
              Patience and old patio furniture
              "Baby Girl" The cat

              Erik S.

            #10
            It sure on the posted recipes but my breading never fails.

            season product
            dredge in well seasoned Sifted flour, shakoff excess

            dredge is well seasoned eaggwash 8 eggs to 1 qt of liquid and buzzed with hand blender or stick blender preferred. Shake off excess

            then into panko or desired crumb. I stay away from seasoned bread crumbs (Italian etc) as they take like the cardboard box.

            that is a bomb ass first class fry job sir. I can’t believe it all stayed on.

            We all learn from you sir.

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