SIMPLE Bloomin’ Onion

How to Make your own Bloomin Onion #bloomingonion #outback # outbackcopycat #partyfood #simplepartyfood

Bloomin’ Onions fans, you better sit down!

We know these are unprecedented times and planning a night out at your favorite chain restaurant may not be an option right now.   But don’t worry, we have taken it upon ourselves to help you during these times by recreating some of your favorite comfort food so that you can make it right at home.

A Bloomin’ Onion is a massive sized onion that has been cut to look like it’s blooming.  It is then battered and fried.  Now while this may seem complicated, it really isn’t and we’ve got step by step instructions so you can make this yourself.

Making this onion will require some pretty large bowls and a pot to fry it in.  A word of caution, don’t overfill the pot with oil.  The oil will rise from the weight of the onion being lowered into it, as well as needing some room to bubble as it cooks.

How to Cut Your Own Bloomin’ Onion:

Printable recipe and instructions below

  • Start with the largest white onion you can get your hands on.
  • Slice about a 1/2″ off the top side of the onion to make it flat.
  • Peel the outer skin from the onion.
  • Place the onion cut-side down and make downward 4 evenly spaced cuts all the way through to the board.
  • Now make 3 additional cuts between each section until you have 16 evenly spaced cuts.
  • Turn the onion over and allow the ‘flower’ to separate and open.

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How to Bread and Fry Your Bloomin’ Onion:

  • Whisk the seasoned flour ingredients together in a very large bowl.
  • In another bowl whisk the wet ingredients.
  • Place the onion in seasoned flour, cut-side up, and spoon the flour generously all over the onion.
  • Transfer the onion into the egg mixture and coat evenly.
  • Remove and let the excess drip off, then transfer back into the reserved flour mixture and repeat the flouring process.
  • Place the onion into the refrigerator while you heat the oil.
  • Using a large deep pot heat your cooking oil to 400°F.
  • Lower the onion into the oil, cut-side down.
  • Fry about 3 minutes, then turn the onion over and cook until golden brown.
  • Remove, drain and serve with the famous dipping sauce.

This is not a hard recipe to make, however we do suggest you have all the ingredients ready to go as well as using a large stockpot or deep fryer.  Draining the excess oil is also key for the onion to stay crispy and not get soggy.

Need some dipping sauce to go with that onion? Click here!

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SIMPLE Bloomin’ Onion


Ingredients

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  • 1 Large Sweet Onion
  • 2 1/2 Cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • ½ teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • ½ teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Start by cutting off 1/2 inch from the top of the onion, then peel the outer skin from the onion.
  2. Place the onion cut-side down. Starting about 1/2 inch from the root, make a downward cut all the way through to the board.
  3. Repeat to make four evenly spaced cuts around the onion.
  4. Make 3 additional cuts between each section until you have 16 evenly spaced cuts.
  5. Turn the onion over and set aside for 5 minutes to allow the petals to relax. Prior to breading, use your fingers to gently separate the outer pieces.
  6. Whisk the flour, paprika, cayenne, cumin, thyme and oregano in a large bowl. In a medium deep bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, and 1 cup water.
  7. Place the onion in a clean bowl, cut-side up, and pour the flour mixture on top. Using a large spoon to coat the onion with the flour mixture, especially between the onion petals. Turn the onion over and pat off the excess flour. Reserve the bowl of flour.
  8. Transfer the onion into the egg mixture and coat evenly. Remove and let the excess drip off, then transfer back into the reserved flour mixture and repeat the flouring process.
  9. Place the onion into the refrigerator while you heat the oil.
  10. Using a large deep pot heat your cooking oil to 400 degrees, use a thermometer for best results. Remove the onion from the refrigerator and shake any excess flour from the onion. Using a wire skimmer lower the onion into the oil, cut-side down. Adjust your heat to maintain the oil temperature at 350 degrees.
  11. Fry about 3 minutes, then turn the onion over and cook until golden, about 4-6 more minutes.
  12. Remove onion using your wire skimmer and drain on a rack placed over paper towels.
  13. Season with salt and pepper, serve with Bloomin’ Onion dipping sauce.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1

SIMPLE Bloomin' Onion - #outback #bloominonion

SIMPLE Bloomin' Onion - #outback #bloominonion

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Anonymous
    August 8, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    This article convinced me to finally make this

  • Reply
    Diane wolf
    August 13, 2020 at 8:35 am

    My sister and I are both making this on Saturday. We are having a contest on whose will taste better.

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