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

SIMPLE Bloomin’ Onion

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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


  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.


  • Serving Size: 1

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