Outback Steakhouse Bloomin Onion

We hate to confess years ago we ordered these and Aussie Fries for dinner. Not the healthiest dinner, but if you are looking to impress your guests, you can prepare this dish at home; this way you can make extra and enjoy all you like.

Outback Steakhouse Bloomin Onion

Outback Steakhouse Bloomin Onion

This should be served with the dipping sauce for the bloomin onion.

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Outback Steakhouse Bloomin Onion

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  • Recipe Type: Appetizer Recipes, Copycat Restaurant Recipes, CopyKat Recipes
  • Prep time:10 minutes
  • Cook time:10 minutes
  • Serves: 4
Outback Steakhouse Bloomin Onion

This is a restaurant recipes is a favorite you will love making at home!

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1 and 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 12 ounce beer
  • 4 Vidalia or Texas sweet onions
  • SEASONED FLOUR:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Combine and mix well.

Instructions

Combine and mix well.

Mix cornstarch, flour, and seasonings until well blended. Add beer and mix well. Cut about 3/4" off top of onion and peel. Cut into onion 12 to 16 vertical wedges, but do not cut through bottom root end. Remove about 1" of petals from the center of the onion. You may want to separate the onion petals slightly, but do not do this too much or you will destroy the onion. Dip onion in seasoned flour; remove excess by shaking. Separate petals to coat thoroughly with batter. Dip in batter. Dip in flour mixture again. Gently place in fryer basket and deep-fry at 375 to 400 degrees for 1 and 1/2 minutes. Turn over and fry an additional 1 and 1/2 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Place onion upright in a shallow bowl and remove center core with circular cutter or apple corer. Serve hot with Creamy Chili Sauce.

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  • ldawg

    There is no beer in the outback bloomin onion… the flour comes in a large box already seasoned and is a bright orange color.. soak onion in ice water squeeze excess out (don’t need to completely dry it) flour it lightly, dip in egg and milk wash, reflour and fry.. that’s it. No beer… only thing they use beer in is coconut shrimp

  • disappointed user

    SO… I soaked the onion in freezing cold water for 30 minutes, patted it dry, followed the recipe exactly and had no problems with the batter sticking. However, this recipe tastes nothing like an outback bloomin’ onion. The batter on the first onion was way too thick so i tried pulling some of the batter off the pedals on the second one. Still too thick and the taste doesn’t even come close to a bloomin’ onion. I am a more than capable cook and I followed every step of the recipe, not a success.

  • MM91

    Tastes just like outback! If you have no taste buds…. Followed the recipe to a “T” without any problems, just tasted awful. Rather whoever wrote this had no taste buds, or has never had a bloomin onion at outback!

  • Guest

    Anyone asking for the Creamy Chili Dip or Sauce:

    Outback Steakhouse Dipping Sauce for the Bloomin Onion

    Author: Spicycp

    Recipe Type: Copycat Restaurant Recipes, CopyKat Recieps, Dips/Sauces

    Prep time: 10 minutes

    Cook time: 10 minutes

    Serves: 4

    You can make your own version of the Outback Steakhouse Dipping Sauce at hom.

    Ingredients

    1/2 cup mayonnaise

    2 teaspoons ketchup

    2 tablespoons horseradish (little less)

    1/4 teaspoon paprika

    1/4 teaspoon salt

    1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

    1/8 teaspoon dried oregano

    dash ground pepper

    dash cayenne pepper

    InstructionsCombine all ingredients and mix well. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.

  • kevinh1

    The onion will come out better if, after slicing the petals, you float the onion upside down in ice water for fifteen minutes. The water must be as cold as possible. It will spread more easily, and lose fewer petals. This is how Outback gets it to bloom so nicely.

    • http://www.copykat.com Stephanie

      Thank you for your suggestion.

  • Kelli Howell

    Is there anything i can substitute for the 12 oz. of beer?

    • http://www.copykat.com Stephanie

      You could try some club soda. I don’t know how well it would work, but it would be better than using plain water.

  • jazz123

    how do I make the creamy chili sauce?

  • Sweety8904

    I tried this last night, its not the same recipe and actually made me sick :(

  • Sweety8904

    I tried this last night, its not the same recipe and actually made me sick :(

  • Brandi Rae

    Tried the Hooters fried pickles recipe the other night and it turned out great..I tried this recipe (Bloomin Onion) tonight and what a disaster..lol..The batter was so thick that I couldn’t get the onion into it without the onion breaking into pieces, plus after dipping it into the flour mixture, the batter wouldn’t stick to the onion. I ended up adding some bear to the batter to thin it out a bit but it didnt help. After dipping it into the flour mixture, it just wouldn’t stay on the onion..Any suggestions??

  • Brandi Rae

    Tried the Hooters fried pickles recipe the other night and it turned out great..I tried this recipe (Bloomin Onion) tonight and what a disaster..lol..The batter was so thick that I couldn’t get the onion into it without the onion breaking into pieces, plus after dipping it into the flour mixture, the batter wouldn’t stick to the onion. I ended up adding some bear to the batter to thin it out a bit but it didnt help. After dipping it into the flour mixture, it just wouldn’t stay on the onion..Any suggestions??

    • http://www.copykat.com Stephanie

      In the future, I will try to shoot a video on this one, so the technique is more apparent.

    • jay

      Make sure the onion is dry, and coat it with starch first. Usually it’s easier if you also place it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to chill down. Then do the batter dip after.

      Once you did the batter, put it on a rack for a minute before you do a second coat of flour.

      • http://www.copykat.com Stephanie

        Thank you for the helpful tips.

    • Guest

      when you added the bear to the batter… did he get upset?

      and i also think a bear in the batter would be worthy of a spot on the evening news

      so was it?

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