Bloomin Onion

When I saw this recipe on my friend’s Facebook page, I just had to capture it here! I’ve always loved this treat when ever we happen upon an Outback Steakhouse.

Batter

  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 24 ounces beer
  • 4 vidalia onions

Seasoned Flour

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

Outback Dipping Sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons creamed horseradish
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 dash black pepper
  • 1 dash cayenne

Directions:

  1. For the seasoned flour-combine flour, paprika, garlic powder, pepper and cayenne-mix well.
  2. For the Dipping sauce – Blend everything together well and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
  3. For the batter -Mix cornstarch, flour and seasonings until well blended.
  4. Add beer and mix well.
  5. Bloomin OnionCut about 3/4 inch off top of onion and peel.
  6. Cut into onion 12-16 vertical wedges but do not cut through bottom root end.
  7. 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).
  8. Dip in seasoned flour and gently shake to remove excess.
  9. Separate petals to coat thoroughly with batter.
  10. Gently place in a fryer basket and deep fry at 375-400 for 1 1/2 minutes.
  11. Turn over and fry 1 1/2 minutes more or until golden brown.
  12. Drain on paper towels.
  13. Place onion upright in a shallow bowl and remove center core with a circular cutter or apple corer.
  14. Serve hot with dipping sauce.
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