On my phone so ill keep this short. I used this recipe and the sauce and batter tasted right, but the flour mixture and batter just fell right off. I fried it anyway and was left with a severely disappointing blooming onion.
One of the reviews suggested leaving the batter on for 10 minutes before frying. And I wonder if letting the onion dry thoroughly before battering after dipping it in boiling then cold water might help.
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