Slam Dunked Onion – LG Do March Right

With March Madness in full swing it is time to get your game day recipes on! LG Do March Right is asking all of us to share our game day recipes for a chance to win a trip to Atlanta for two to the playoff games. You can enter to win on their Facebook page above.  One of the game day recipes I make at home is my Slam Dunked Onion! Of course I shared it on the LG Do March Right Facebook page and your more then welcome to look for it in the recipes album and like away!

Slam Dunked Onion

March Madness in my house generally consists of my son, Chancelor, watching the Boston Celtics as much as possible paired with quick fried recipes. Probably should implement some healthy recipes but it is our excuse to eat fried food ;)

This recipe is a knock off of the famous fried onion recipes that grace many steak restaurants in our area. Generally, this is the appetizer before you have steak. Slam Dunked Onion is makes enough to go around for five people. We usually have a guest or two over and still have plenty. It’s my opener and then I serve up some brisket tacos with all the toppings.

Slam Dunked Onion LG Do March Right

What recipe would you submit as your #LGDoMarchRight game day recipe? Do you plan to enter to win the trip for two to the final four? Let me know what recipe you submitted in the comments so I can hop on over and have a look!

So far a few of the recipes look absolutely amazing! Monte Cristo Poppers, Muffuletta Bites, Dill Pickle Dip, and Jambalaya Stuffed Mushrooms. I will be watching along for these nifty ideas for #LGDoMarchRight March Madness game day recipes.

Here is the recipe for my Slam Dunked Onion. If you would like you can follow along on Twitter at #LGDoMarchRight. Here is my video on how to hand cut the onion to make it into the blossom.

Slam Dunked Onion – LG Do March Right

Slam Dunked Onion – LG Do March Right


1 large yellow onion
1 1/2 cup flour
3 tablespoons paprika
1 1/2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
2 cups buttermilk
Oil for frying
Salt and pepper


In a medium pot add vegetable oil and heat to 375 degrees F.

In a large bowl, add flour, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Whisk ingredients until will incorporated.

Slice onion on four sides slightly away from the top. Cut again between those slicing and repeat until you have petal shapes. Starting at the outer layer pull the petals down easily working your way to the center.

In a medium bowl, add buttermilk and onion bottom side down. Wet onion and then add to flour mixture. Toss flour mixture over the top of the onion with a graded spoon. Shake off onion and add to back to buttermilk upside down. Wet onion with buttermilk well and toss again with flour mixture. Shake off excess.

Add onion to the hot oil with petals facing downward. Fry for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes. Remove onion with spider and turn over with petals facing up and fry for 2 more minutes. Remove to paper towels or wax paper to drain. Serve promptly with ranch or sauce of choice.


This game-time recipe has been submitted for LG’s Do March Right Tip-Off Challenge.

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