Onion Flower – Blomsterskaaret løg – A DIY to make beautiful blooming onions

 In Denmark, we eat a lot of onions and like to serve them with either fish or meat.  Here we show you several different ways to make blooming onions to serve either for an appetizer or with your dinner. Plus it is fun watching the onion open up like a flower while it is baking.  In our video we pull out the baking pan several times so you can see the onion slowly open up.

We love making these blooming onions for parties too. Blooming onions are easy to make in the oven so it is a perfect party appetizer to serve.  The blooming onions are so pretty that it is a topic of discussion at our parties. 


Impress your family and friends with these onions delicious slices with your favorite party dip.

See Karen Grete preparing the onion flower 
on our YouTube video

  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 large red onion
  • 3 tblsp olive oil
  • 2 tblsp balsamic vinegar
  • For decorations: capers and chopped parsley
  1. Cut the onion in quarters down to the root, but not through the root, and cut each quarter again. The onion should be cut into 8 wedges attached to the bottom.
  2. Place the onions in a bowl and toss them with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.  Spray a baking pan with oil and place the onions in it with enough space between the onions, so they can open up.
  3. Cover the pan with foil, and bake the onions at approx. 420F for 25-45 min (depending on the size of the onions) until the onions open up and are tender.  The last 10 min. you may leave the pan uncovered in the oven.
  4. Before serving the onions, sprinkle them with either capers or chopped parsley.
  5. Use the onions either for decorations or serve them with your favorite dipping sauce as an appetizer.

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