Blooming onions are normally all about the fried crispy batter and the dipping sauces. This baked blooming onion is all about the onion and the chile. The following recipe turns a normal sweet onion into a sweet and spicy blooming onion. Just top an onion “bloom” with a generous amount of Hatch chile, bake, top with some cheese and bake again. The result – a tender sweet onion infused with the flavor and spiciness of roasted chile and finished off with gooey cheese.
Serve as a side dish or over rice for a vegetarian meal.