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Outback Blooming Onion

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You have come to the best place to find the best and most delicious Outback Blooming Onion recipe. Do not waste time, you need to make this as soon as possible.

A blooming onion, also called onion bloom, onion blossom, onion flower, bloomin’ onion, or onion mum, is a dish consisting of one large onion which is cut to resemble a flower (after it has expanded while soaking in ice water), battered, and deep-fried. It is served as an appetizer at some restaurants.

Outback Blooming Onion
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Outback Blooming Onion

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  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Fruits, Vegetables, and Other Produce
  • Method: Easy


The onion is always cooked to perfection, with a nice crunchy outer layer and a soft and flavorful center. The accompanying sauce is also great, adding a little extra flavor to the dish.


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Wet Mix

  • 1 cup Milk
  • 2 Eggs

Dry Mix


  1. Whisk egg and milk together in a wide deep bowl (to fully submerge the onion).
  2. Mix the flour and all the spices together in a separate deep wide bowl.
  3. Peel the onion and place the flat side down on a cutting board (root side up).
  4. Make 8 slices downwards then turn over and gently spread out the petals.
  5. Place the onion in the flour mixture, spread the petals, and coat evenly.
  6. Then submerge the onion into the egg mixture and then back into the flour mixture.
  7. Heat oil in a deep pan. Cook the onion root side up for about 8-9


  • Serving Size: Quarter of an Onion
  • Calories: 775
  • Sugar: 5.1 g
  • Sodium: 183.4 mg
  • Fat: 57.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 55.6 g
  • Fiber: 2.8 g
  • Protein: 12.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 94.2 mg
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8 thoughts on “Outback Blooming Onion”

  1. A blooming onion… oh, how I loved these! I just may need to make one and share at our next gathering. Thank you for sharing the recipe.


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