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May 18th, 2008, 01:55 PM
Does anyone have the recipe/or one close to it, for the recipe that is served with the Blooming Onion at Outback Steakhouse??? I love it and can't find out what is in it. Any help would be great!!!

Kitchen Witch
May 18th, 2008, 02:59 PM
Outback Steak House

1/3 C. cornstarch (more if needed)
1 1/2 C. flour
2 tsp. garlic, minced
2 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
24. oz beer
4 to 6 (4-inch diameter) Vidalia or Texas sweet onions

Seasoned Flour

2 C. flour
4 tsp. paprika
2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. cayenne

Chili Sauce

1 pt. mayonnaise
1 pt. sour cream
1/2 C. tomato chili sauce
1/2 T. cayenne

Mix cornstarch, flour and seasonings until well blended. Add beer, 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 bottom root end. Remove about 1" of petals from center of onion. Dip onion in seasoned flour and remove
excess by shaking. Separate petals to coat thoroughly with batter. Gently place in fryer basket and deep-fry at 375F to 400F for 1 1/2 minutes.

Turn over and fry 1 1/2 minutes longer or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Place onion upright in shallow bowl and remove center core with circular cutter or apple corer. Serve hot with Creamy Chili Sauce.

SEASONED FLOUR: Combine flour, paprika, garlic powder, pepper and cayenne and mix well.

CREAMY CHILI SAUCE: Combine mayo, sour cream, chili sauce and cayenne and mix well.