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Outback Bloomin Onion Copycat Recipe


Hey there, onion lovers! Are you ready for a bloomin’ good time? Today, I’m going to show you how to make a copycat version of Outback Steakhouse’s famous Bloomin’ Onion. This recipe is so easy, even a kangaroo could do it!


  • 1 large onion
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Spicy dipping sauce (optional)


  1. First, cut off the top of the onion and peel off the skin. Cut a small portion off the bottom of the onion so it can stand upright.
  2. Slice the onion vertically from the top down to within 1/2 inch of the bottom, making sure not to cut all the way through. Then, turn the onion 90 degrees and slice it again in the same manner to create “petals”.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper.
  4. In another bowl, pour in the buttermilk.
  5. Dip the onion into the buttermilk, making sure it gets into all the crevices. Then, transfer the onion to the bowl of flour mixture and coat it evenly.
  6. Gently tap the onion to remove any excess flour mixture.
  7. In a large pot or deep fryer, heat the vegetable oil to 375 degrees F.
  8. Carefully place the onion in the hot oil and fry for 3-5 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.
  9. Remove the onion from the oil and let it drain on a paper towel.
  10. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy! Click here for Outback’s Bloom Sauce Copycat recipe.

Boom!!! A bloomin’ delicious copycat recipe for Outback Steakhouse’s famous Bloomin’ Onion. This recipe is sure to impress your mates and is perfect for any occasion – whether you’re having a backyard BBQ or a fancy dinner party. So go ahead, give it a try and let me know how it turns out. And remember, if at first you don’t succeed, keep calm and onion!

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