Unlike the deep-fried version, this baked blooming onion is real good, especially with buffalo sauce. Don’t worry. This isn’t the kind that tastes great as you start eating it but later makes you feel nauseous because of all the grease. In fact, it can even help you cut back on calories!
To make one, cut a large Vidalia onion into sections so it looks like a blooming flower, with its petals spread apart. Brush it with a mixture of olive oil, buffalo sauce and tabasco (if you don’t mind the heat). Then hold it over a bowl containing Panko, all-purpose flour and kosher salt until it’s coated well enough. You can now bake it for 25 to 30 minutes. As for the dipping sauce, simply combine sour cream, mayonnaise, buffalo sauce, tabasco and salt.