Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr
While my husband was a student, he was bored one day and tuned into a cooking channel. They were demonstrating how to prepare a low fat version of the "Bloomin' Onion" served at Outback Steakhouse and Chilies. When I came home from work, he had this neat little appetizer all prepared. It was so tasty. The only draw back is (as you well know from eating onions) you don't want to jump up and kiss the cook!
Coating for Onion
- 1 large red onion
- 1⁄2 cup plain breadcrumbs
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon paprika
Spicy Dipping Sauce
- 3⁄4 cup fat-free cottage cheese
- 1⁄4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon cayenne
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
- salt and pepper
- 2 egg whites
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- To prepare onion (you are going to create an onion much like the appetizers served at many restaraunts) Slice bottom off onion, so it will stand flat.
- Going around onion, cut 20- 30 slits, starting your cut in the center of the onion.
- Don't cut all the way through, your slits should resemble petals from a flower.
- Set aside.
- Mix bread crumbs, garlic powder,paprika, and set aside.
- Mix together egg whites in a medium bowl and dip onion in to coat.
- On a small plate, coat onion dipped in egg white with bread crumb mixture.
- Spray lightly with cooking spray.
- Place on a cookie sheet coated lightly with cooking spray and bake 40-50 minutes until onion is tender.
- While onion is cooking, prepare spicy dipping sauce.
- Place cottage cheese, mayonaise,horse radish, cayenne pepper, and salt and pepper in a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Dip onion petals into sauce and enjoy!
Dawn, This recipe is really tasty. That has to be THE BEST DIPPING SAUCE I have ever tried! Thanks for posting. It's a keeper!!!!
The onion turned out beautifully, and if that wasn't wonderful enough, the dipping sauce was perfect! This wasn't the same as Outback's Bloomin Onion, but was a crowd pleaser anyways. The only thing I changed was that I used Kraft's horseradish mayo instead of mayo and horseradish separately. Thanks for sharing!
I'm going to make this this weekend for my dad for Father's Day. I may make it with chicken or sweet potatoes (and add cinnamon to the coating)