Outback Steakhouse is well-known for their famous Bloomin’ Onion, and if you’ve ever tasted one you understand why. This recipe may be a little messy, but it is worth it for the tasty end result.
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- 1/3 cup cornstarch
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 2 teaspoons garlic – minced
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 24 ounces beer
- 2 cups flour
- 4 teaspoons paprika
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Mix cornstarch, flour, and seasonings until well blended. Add beer and mix well.
- Cut about 3/4 inch off the top off the onion and peel. Cut onion into 12 to 16 vertical wedges, but do not cut through bottom root end. Remove about 1 inch of petals from center of onion. (for video on this click here).
- Dip onion in seasoned flour and remove excess by shaking.
- Separate petals and dip in batter to coat thoroughly.
- Gently place in fryer basket (or pan filled with frying oil) and deep-fry at 375 to 400 degrees for 1 1/2 minutes. Turn over and fry an additional 1 1/2 minutes.
- Drain on paper towel.
- Place onion upright in a shallow bowl and remove center core with circular cutter or apple corer.
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