Homemade copycat Outback Steakhouse Bloomin Onion on a white plate.
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Outback Steakhouse Bloomin Onion

You can make some magic in your kitchen when you make this blooming onion at home.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Outback Steakhouse Recipes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 600kcal
Author Stephanie Manley


  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 12 ounce beer
  • 4 Vidalia onions Or other large sweet onion

Seasoned Flour

  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Combine and mix well. Mix cornstarch, flour, and seasonings until well blended. Add beer and mix well. Cut about 3/4" off top of onion and peel. Cut into onion 12 to 16 vertical wedges, but do not cut through the bottom root end. Remove about 1" of petals from the center of the onion. You may want to separate the onion petals slightly, but do not do this too much or you will destroy the onion. 
  • Dip onion in seasoned flour; remove excess by shaking. Separate petals to coat thoroughly with batter. Dip in the batter. Dip in flour mixture again. Gently place in fryer basket and deep-fry at 375 to 400 degrees for 1 and 1/2 minutes. Turn over and fry an additional 1 and 1/2 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Place onion upright in a shallow bowl and remove center core with circular cutter or apple corer. Serve hot with Creamy Chili Sauce.


Calories: 600kcal | Carbohydrates: 125g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 617mg | Potassium: 633mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 1580IU | Vitamin C: 16.3mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 6.8mg
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