How To Make Outback Steakhouse Bloomin Onion At Home

Bloomin Onion Sauce with Bloomin Onion

It’s pretty much common knowledge that Outback Steakhouse serves amazing food. Their latest menu offers you their signature steaks, burgers, sandwiches, seafood, and even appetizers. But no matter how much you love it, you can’t always eat out (as you know, because of budget restrictions). But that doesn’t mean you can’t cook up their amazing recipes at home. One recipe that I really love to cook is the Outback Steakhouse bloomin onion. It is delicious, crispy, and really easy to make. Don’t believe me? Keep reading and you will. 

I read some old buried manuscripts and found out that the Outback Steakhouse has been serving the bloomin onion for as long as they have been in business. The fact that they are still serving up this recipe is proof that it has stood the test of time and is really great. You might think that it is pretty difficult to pull off. But to tell you the truth, the recipe is pretty simple.

The most crucial part is to make the onion bloom. Oh yes! When it comes to the ‘bloom’, I take it very seriously. There’s a simple hidden technique behind it passed down from the Culinary Gods (not really!). To make the onion bloom, cut about three-fourths of its top. Then, cut the wedges and separate the petals gently. Lastly, wipe out the tear that rolled out of your eye because the onion looks so beautiful.

Before I forget, you’ll be needing a deep fryer for the frying ceremony of the bloomin onion. That’s because we don’t want it to be over-fried from one side and under-fried from another. It needs to be perfect, just like the one who’s making it (me!). The bloomin onion goes great with the bloomin onion dipping sauce, but that’s a recipe for another time. Right now, here’s the recipe for Outback Steakhouse bloomin onion. But before you read out the entire recipe, check out other recipes from the Outback Steakhouse menu.

1. Outback Steakhouse Bloomin Onion Sauce The Outback Steakhouse bloomin onion sauce is the perfect sauce for your bloomin onion and also for other snacks as well. The ingredient that sets this sauce apart is horseradish. It makes the sauce the perfect amount of peppery. The creaminess comes from mayonnaise and ketchup. The rest of the flavor comes from spices and seasoning.

2. Outback Steakhouse Bread Make the soft and sweet bread just like Outback Steakhouse in your home. The bread is sweetened with honey, molasses, and brown sugar and also give the bread its distinct color. Talking about color, cocoa powder gives the bread color too. Bake this bread and serve with your favorite steaks and soups.

3. Outback Steakhouse Mac And CheeseIf you want mac and cheese just like they make at the Outback Steakhouse, try this copycat recipe. This recipe is simple and cheese used are cheddar and Velveeta. Whip the ‘ronies at home with some cheese, cream, and spices and enjoy comfort in a bowl.

4. Outback Steakhouse Potato Soup The Outback Steakhouse potato soup is a delicious and creamy one made with roasted and diced potatoes. The soup is made with cream, broth, and a cheese blend. This appetizer is so creamy and smooth, you might decide to make it your main course.

What Equipment Will You Need To Make Outback Steakhouse Bloomin Onion?

  • Large Bowls- Make the batter and the seasoned flour in two separate bowls. The bowls should be large enough so the onion can be dipped in and no batter overflows. I don’t want to be the one cleaning it. Remember, prevention is better than cure.
  • Deep Fryer with Fryer Basket- Fry the bloomed onion in the deep fryer for a delicious crispy onion that is fried all the way to its sweet onion heart. 
  • Shallow Bowl- Unlike my thoughts, which are very deep, the bowl you’re going to serve the onion in should be shallow. 
  • Paper Towels- These are used to soak up extra oil off the onion. Also, highly recommended for oily skin (only if your dermatologist approves)
  • Knife, Spoon, and Round Cutter- Use the knife for cutting, the spoon for mixing, and the round cutter to cut the center of the onion. Just straight-up facts. 

How Much Time Will You Need To Make Outback Steakback Bloomin Onion?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
20 Minutes5 Minutes25 Minutes

What Ingredients Will You Need To Make Outback Steakhouse Bloomin Onion?

  • Sweet Onions- Use large sweet onions so that you get a big bloomin onion. The bigger the bloom, the better.
  • Flour- Use the flour to make the batter you’ll dip your beautiful onion in. 
  • Cornstarch- Cornstarch in the batter makes it really crispy when fried. Don’t ask how; it just does.
  • Garlic- Garlic adds great taste and aroma to the batter. Like it does to everything.
  • Beer- Beer adds volume and crispiness to the batter and also helps make it smooth. Also, who needs water when you can add beer. 
  • Seasoning (Paprika, Pepper, Salt) – Add the seasoning to the batter to make it more flavorful. It’s also non-negotiable. 

For The Seasoned Flour

  • Flour- The seasoned flour is the coating for the onion. It is mainly made with flour, hence the name seasoned flour.
  • Seasoning (Paprika, Garlic Powder, Pepper, and Cayenne Pepper)- After that, seasoning is added to it, and then it’s mixed. 
Bloomin Onion with Dip Sauce

Steps To Make Outback Steakhouse Bloomin Onion

1. The Onion Blooms

First, start by cutting the top of the onion and then peeling it. Cut about 16 wedges from the onion but not all the way through. Also, remove the center and separate the petals a little. Make sure you don’t overdo it and the onion stays intact. 

2. The Rich Batter and The Seasoned Flour

Then, take a large bowl and add the cornstarch and flour to it. Also, add garlic, paprika, salt, and pepper and mix. After that, pour the beer into the bowl and mix well until it forms a smooth batter. 

Now, make the seasoned flour by mixing flour, paprika, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder in another large bowl.

It is time to coat the onion with the prepared seasoned flour. Shake it to remove excess flour and dip it in the batter. Coat it with the seasoned flour once again. Now, your onion is ready to be fried. 

3. Deep Frying, Shallow Serving

Place the onion in the fryer basket and fry it in the deep fryer at 400 degrees for 1 ½ minutes. Then, turn it over and fry it for another 1 ½ minutes.

After that, take the onion out and soak up the excess oil with paper towels. Place it in a shallow bowl, remove the center with a round cutter and serve it with your favorite dip sauce. 

Nutritional Value

Calories600 kcal
Fat1 g
Saturated Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium617 mg
Potassium633 mg
Carbohydrates125 g
Fiber7 g
Sugar17 g
Protein 15 g
Calcium98 mg
Iron6,8 mg

How Will The Outback Steakhouse Bloomin Onion Look And Taste Like?

The Outback Steakhouse bloomin onion looks absolutely stunning. The ‘bloomed’ onion looks beautiful, like an open lotus. It is fried to crispy golden perfection. You can taste the spice and the seasoning in the flour and the batter. But what really sells it is the crispiness of the deep-fried onion. Serve it with your favorite dip sauce and forget about roses; this will be your favorite new flower.

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Bloomin Onion

Outback Steakhouse Bloomin Onion Recipe

The Outback Steakhouse bloomin onion is simple to make and is absolutely delicious. The onion is cut in a way, it looks like it has bloomed. Then, it is dipped in batter and seasoned flour, and fried to golden perfection.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course copycat
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 600 kcal

Equipment

  • 2 Large Bowls
  • Deep Fryer with Fryer Basket
  • Shallow Bowl
  • Paper Towels
  • Knife, Spoon, and Round Cutter

Ingredients
  

  • 4 large Sweet Onions
  • 1 ½ cup Flour
  • cup Cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic (minced)
  • 12 ounces Beer
  • 2 teaspoons Paprika
  • 2 teaspoons Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Salt

For The Seasoned Flour

  • 2 cups Flour
  • 4 teaspoons Paprika
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

Instructions
 

  • First, start by cutting the top of the onion and then peeling it. Cut about 16 wedges from the onion but not all the way through. Also, remove the center and separate the petals a little.
  • Then, in a large bowl, add the cornstarch and flour to it. Also, add garlic, paprika, salt, and pepper and mix. After that, pour the beer into the bowl and mix well until it forms a smooth batter.
  • In another bowl, mix flour, paprika, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Now, coat the onion with seasoned flour. Shake it to remove excess flour and dip it in the batter. Coat it with the seasoned flour once again.
  • Place the onion in the fryer basket and fry the onion in the deep fryer at 400 degrees. After frying it for 1 ½ minutes, turn it over and fry it for another 1 ½ minutes.
  • After that, take the onion out and soak up the excess oil with paper towels. Place it on a shallow dish, remove the center with a round cutter and serve.

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Nutrition

Calories: 600kcalCarbohydrates: 125gProtein: 15gFat: 1gSodium: 617mgPotassium: 633mgFiber: 7gSugar: 17gCalcium: 98mgIron: 6.8mg
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