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Onion Poppers

Onion Poppers

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Yield: 3 dozen

  • 3/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 large lemons - 1 zested and juiced, 1 cut inot wedges for serving
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs, such as dill, basil or parsley
  • Salt and pepper
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 large onion, chopped into 1/3-inch pieces
  • 1 egg
  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the yogurt, 1 tbsp. lemon juice and the herbs. Season with salt and pepper; refrigerate.
  2. Fill a large saucepan with 2 inches oil; heat until a thermometer registers 350 degrees .
  3. In a bowl, whisk the flour with 1 tsp. salt, the cayenne and lemon zest. Add the onion; toss to coat.
  4. In a bowl, whisk the remaining lemon juice with the egg; stir into the onion mixture until just combined. Using your hands, form the mixture into golf-ball-size balls.
  5. Working in batches, fry the poppers, turning, until golden, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Serve with the yogurt sauce and lemon wedges.