Blooming onions are the ultimate appetizer. From their pretty presentation to their restaurant-quality flavor, this crispy, sliced dish is addicting, especially when dunked in just the right sauce. If you’ll looking for something to pull apart that’s not totally fried, just grab your air fryer. It’s a cinch to make if you’ve got the expert tips, and our Test Kitchen is here to dish.To create a crunchy, breaded texture and a fully cooked onion that holds its signature shape, be sure to start with a large onion. If you have the time, soak your onion in cold water overnight to allow it mellow a bit and “bloom” better. Use deep, small bowls for dunking so you don’t have to handle the onion as much, which can mess up the petals. After the first dunk, let the onion sit for 5 minutes and double dunk. The first dunk will give the second round of batter a good hold so it sticks and coats better. Serve it immediately (it doesn't sit well!) with some cold beers and dipping sauce, and it will be devoured in no time.
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