DIY: A replica recipe of Outback Steakhouse's Bloomin' Onion is a great way to wow at your next party

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By: Bailey Brouwer
bbrouwer@flavor574.com

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.

Outback Steakhouse Bloomin’ Onion

From DishAdventures

Ingredients:

Batter:

  • 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

Seasoned flour:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions:

  1. Mix cornstarch, flour, and seasonings until well blended. Add beer and mix well.
  2. 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).
  3. Dip onion in seasoned flour and remove excess by shaking.
  4. Separate petals and dip in batter to coat thoroughly.
  5. 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.
  6. Drain on paper towel.
  7. Place onion upright in a shallow bowl and remove center core with circular cutter or apple corer.

For a recipe for the Outback Steakhouse dipping sauce, click here

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