How to make it

  • What this requires is a sharp knife and a steady hand.
  • Use a LARGE onion, it is easier.
  • Peel the onion, and slice enough off of one end so that it will stay upright by itself.
  • Now, slice the onion vertically in a series of 1/4 - 3/8" parallel slices, stopping 1/2" shy of the bottom.
  • Rotate the onion 90 degrees, and repeat.
  • Place the onion in ice water, and let sit for at least 1 hour.
  • (This causes the 'bloom' to open up.)
  • Remove about 1" of petals from center of onion.
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  • You could also just cut the onion with an apple cutter, it cuts out the core. Then do the Ice thing. There is also a Blooming Onion Machine, or so I've read. I quess they are pretty hard to find..
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  • Mix cornstarch, flour, and seasonings until well blended.
  • Add beer or sprite, mix well.
  • Dip onion in seasoned flour and remove excess by shaking.
  • Separate petals and dip in batter to coat thoroughly.
  • Gently place in fryer basket and deep-fry at 375 to 400 for about 1 1/2 minutes.
  • Turn over, and fry an additional 1 1/2 minutes.
  • Then I placed these on cookie cooling racks on a cookie sheet.
  • I baked them at 250 for 10 minutes. All, well lots, of the grease dripped out onto the paper towels I had under the racks. Healthier that way.
  • Drain on paper towels.
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  • Serve hot with Creamy Chili Sauce. Or I also served ranch dip using the sour cream and the Ranch Dressing Mix Recipe I have up out here. My daughter just likes this with ketchup....
  • If you have little serving cups, put the sauce in them and place them in the center of the onion. Thats how they serve them at the Outback. These are also served at Ren Faires.
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  • riverrat715 8 years ago
    These look wonderful. I am making them for supper tonight. You sure have my hi five. These are one of my favorite things to eat.
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    " It was excellent "
    cherylannxo ate it and said...
    I have been looking all over for this recipe. Thanx for sharing it. Have a wonderful night....Cheryl
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  • jackaro 9 years ago
    I found this recipe very cumbersome, too many ingredients left over, and lot of clean up.
    The sauce does not have the "KICK" like the Outbacks sauce does.

    I tried this recipe which is simple, easy and gives the carbon copy taste:

    1 Frozen, Battered Onion Flower (from Sysco or any
    Food Service Cash & Carry)
    4 oz. Dinni's Select Bloomin Sauce (from internet)
    2 Qt Oil for frying

    1. Deep fry onion flower at 350 degrees till Golden Grown, remove from fryer and drain oil.
    2. Pour Bloomin Sauce in a cup and place in the middle of the onion and serve.
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  • debra47 10 years ago
    Great recipe!
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  • linebb956 10 years ago
    Wow.. sounds good... Hey.. when you baked them.. they stayed crisp? Every time I try that with any thing fried.. it gets soggy.. what's the trick? I have a gas stove..
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  • liezel 10 years ago
    Great recipe! Looks great aswell
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  • shirleyoma 10 years ago
    One of my favorites! yummmmmmm
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  • rosemaryblue 10 years ago
    Love these onions! Good recipe.
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