Saturday, October 12, 2013

Tastes Just Like a copycat Outback Steakhouse Bloomin Onion Recipe


We love love Bloomin Onions, and so for you here is a recipe to make yours at home, this takes a little time but oh so worth it.

What You Need:
Batter
1/3 cup cornstarch 
1 1/2 cups flour 
2 teaspoons garlic, minced 
2 teaspoons paprika 
1 teaspoon salt 
1 teaspoon pepper 
24 ounces beer 
4 vidalia onions or what onions you can get on sale ;)

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

Creamy Chili sauce
1 pint mayonnaise 
1 pint sour cream 
1/2 cup tomato chili sauce 
1/2 teaspoon cayenne 

Outback Dipping Sauce
1/2 cup mayonnaise 
2 teaspoons ketchup 
2 teaspoons creamed horseradish 
1/4 teaspoon paprika 
1/4 teaspoon salt 
1/8 teaspoon dried oregano 
1 dash black pepper 
1 dash cayenne 


Directions:

For Your seasoned flour:
combine flour, paprika, garlic powder, pepper and cayenne-mix well.

For Your Creamy chili sauce
combine mayo, sour cream, chili sauce and cayenne-mix well.

For Your Dipping sauce:
Blend everything together well and let sit for 2 hours-refrigerated or overnight.

And For the batter:
Mix cornstarch, flour and seasonings until well blended.
Add beer and mix well.
Cut about 3/4 inch off top of onion and peel.
Cut into onion 12-16 vertical wedges but do not cut through bottom root end.
Remove about 1 inch of petals from center of onion (You can place the cut onions in cold water for a few hours to help "open" them up but  make sure that you drain them well).
Dip in seasoned flour and gently shake to remove excess.
Separate petals to coat thoroughly with batter.
Gently place in a fryer basket and deep fry at 375-400 for 1 1/2 minutes.
Turn over and fry 1 1/2 minutes more or until golden brown.
Drain on paper towels.
Place onion upright in a shallow bowl and remove center core with a circular cutter or apple corer.
Serve hot with chili sauce and dipping sauce.

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