Outback Bloomin' Onion

READY IN: 23mins
YIELD: 4-6 onions




  • Mix cornstarch, flour and seasonings until well blended.
  • Add beer, mix well.
  • Cut about 3/4" off top of onion and peel.
  • At "Outback" they soak them cutside down in water to spread them out before "breading" them!
  • Cut into onion 12-16 vertical wedges but do not cut through bottom root end.
  • Remove about 1" of petals from center of onion.
  • Dip onion in seasoned flour and remove excess by shaking.
  • Separate petals to coat thoroughly with batter.
  • Gently place in fryer basket and deep-fry at 375-400 for 1-1/2 minutes.
  • Turn over and fry 1-1/2 minutes longer or until golden brown.
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • Place onion upright in shallow bowl and remove center core with circular cutter or apple corer.
  • Serve hot with Creamy Chili Sauce.