Outback Steakhouse Bloomin' Onion

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 4 mins

This is the whole Outback Steakhouse Bloomin' Onion Sha-bang! I've done it twice for Superbowl and it's great-easier to do the second time but not hard at all.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. ---------Alrighty-forthe seasoned flour-----------.
  2. combine flour, paprika, garlic powder, pepper and cayenne-mix well.
  3. --------Creamychili sauce--------.
  4. combine mayo, sour cream, chili sauce and cayenne-mix well.
  5. --------Dippingsauce----------.
  6. Blend everything together well and let sit for 2 hours-refidgerated- or overnight.
  7. --------Andfor the batter---------.
  8. Mix cornstarch, flour and seasonings until well blended.
  9. Add beer and mix well.
  10. Cut about 3/4 inch off top of onion and peel.
  11. Cut into onion 12-16 vertical wedges but do not cut through bottom root end.
  12. Remove about 1 inch of petals from center of onion (You can place the cut onions in cold water for a few hours to help "open" them up -- just make sure that you drain them well).
  13. Dip in seasoned flour and gently shake to remove excess.
  14. Seperate peatls to coat thoroughly with batter.
  15. Gently place in a fryer basket and deep fry at 375-400 for 1 1/2 minutes.
  16. Turn over and fry 1 1/2 minutes more or until golden brown.
  17. Drain on paper towels.
  18. Place onion upright in a shallow bowl and remove center core with a circular cutter or apple corer.
  19. Serve hot with chili sauce and dipping sauce.


Most Helpful

I worked for Outback for years, the blooming onion is breaded, not battered. Skip the beer, flour the onion, dip it in a milk wash, the flour it again.

cb4747 August 08, 2013

of the recipe sounds right except the wet batter is completely wrong outback uses only eggs and milk for it 10 eggs per gallon if I remember correctly I worked there for about five years 2 of which I made the onions a few days a week

robertd88 July 13, 2013

Loved it, perfect. Not a single complaint. And yes ... letting them sit in cold water seriously works wonders. I also did mushrooms (buttons) the same way the the same sauce. Sauce batter too. Equally as good. IT WAS A FRY night, can't you tell. We did wings too. I did have veggies though, it offset all the bad frying. But ... IT WAS so tasty! Thanks for an easy good very accurate recipe.

SarasotaCook July 11, 2010

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