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The Outback Steakhouse Blooming Onion



  • 1 massive white onion
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • salt and pepper to style
  • 2 massive eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 quart vegetable oil
  • Chipotle, Thousand Island or different dipping sauce non-obligatory

How To Make The Outback Steakhouse Blooming Onion

In a medium bowl, mix flour, spices, salt and pepper. Reserve.
In one other medium bowl, whisk collectively eggs and milk till mixed. Put aside.

Reduce off ½-inch from the sharp finish of the onion whereas leaving the opposite finish of root intact. Then take away the papery pores and skin.


Place the onion cut-side down on a slicing board. Beginning ¾-inch from the basis, minimize vertically downward all the way in which to the board utilizing a pointy knife.
Repeat vertical cuts downward about 1/2-inch aside on the sting, taking care to not overlap with earlier cuts. It is best to get 10-15 cuts in complete.
Flip the onion over and gently open up the “petals” of the onion along with your fingers till it resembles a flower. Put aside.

Dip the onion into reserved flour combination to cowl utterly. Then gently shake off extra flour.
Gently dip into reserved egg combination to cowl utterly. For finest outcomes, let the onion soak within the batter for 10 minutes.
Return onion to the flour combination another time and canopy utterly.
Place the onion on a plate and freeze for 30-60 min to set.

Fill a deep fryer or medium saucepan with 3 inches of oil and warmth to 350°F. Line a plate with paper towel and put aside.


Fry onion for 3-4 minutes till golden brown. Then flip it over utilizing a slotted spoon and cook dinner a number of minutes extra till golden brown.
Take away onion to a ready plate. Serve with non-obligatory dipping sauce and revel in!