The blooming onion needs an hour to chill but so worth the wait. Serve with ranch dip or whatever you like, I like ketchup with mine, I know weird! Try it you might like it. Just pulled the petals off of the blooming onion and get to dipping!
If you are looking for easy they sell different blooming onion maker which might make it easier but a knife works quite well too.
I have just recently bought an air-fryer and perfecting a blooming onion air-fried. Who doesn't need to save all the calories that they can! Most foodies love kitchen gadgets and the air-fryer is really neat.
Hope you enjoy this scrumptious awesome blooming onion appetizer!