Outback Bloomin’ Onion Petals taste just like the popular recipe! Pair them with the Bloom Sauce and everyone will be begging for more!
Making Outback Bloomin’ Onion Petals at home is so easy! I like making the actual spread apart onions too, just like from Outback, but I LOVe making these because they are NOT complicated at all! You don’t have to worry how you cut the onion or if it’s going to fall apart. Pair these with this easy Copycat Bloom Onion Sauce and you have the perfect one bite snack!
How to make Copycat Bloomin’ Onion Petals:
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- Take the dry ingredients and mix them together in a bowl. Then take the wet ingredients and mix them together in a different bowl.
- Prep the onions by slicing the ends off and cutting them in half. Then slice the onions into 1 inch petals and set them aside.
- In a high side skillet, add oil and heat over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until hot and lightly rippling.
- To coat your onions, dip into the wet batter, then the dry batter, then back into the wet, and dry again. set aside and repeat for all petals.
- Yes, you want to coat them TWICE. This makes it so the batter really sticks to the onions and you don’t lose it all when you are frying it…that would be tragic.
- Drop them into the hot oil and let them fry for 3-4 minutes, then carefully turn them over if needed. Remove from oil and place onto a paper towel lined plate. Repeat for all the onions.
- Serve immediately with Bloom Sauce. See step by step recipe video on how to make Bloom Sauce below!
Tips on making Outback Onion Petals:
When making the copycat outback bloomin’ onion petals there are a couple things to remember:
- Make sure you h ave fresh onions! I like using Vidalia onions but you can use whatever yellow onion you prefer.
- Use a high side skillet for frying the petals. This will prevent a big mess.
- Serve these immediately. They do not keep well and will get soggy if left for a while.
How to make in the AIR FRYER:
- Follow the directions up to step 5. Do not heat oil in a skillet. After you coat the onions, then we will cook them in the air fryer.
- Place the petals into the air fryer leaving a little space between them. You will likely have to make in batches. Lightly spray the tops of the onion petals with oil spray (not pam, actual oil spray).
- Set the air fryer to 400 degrees, and 4 minutes. Open the air fryer and turn the petals over carefully. Then spray the tops again. Close and cook for 4 more minutes, adding additional minutes if not browned. Serve the copycat outback bloomin’ onion petals immediately!
Best Dips to serve with these petals:
- Copycat Bloom Sauce will be your most authentic dip for the petals as it’s the same dip Outback Steakhouse serves with their bloomin’ onion.
- Zax Sauce is really delicious with these petals as well. It’s not spicy so if you like a little milder sauce, this pairs great.
- If you are a ranch lover like me, then try this Jalapeno Ranch with the Bloomin’ Onion Petals. So good!
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Outback Bloomin' Onion Petals taste just like the popular recipe! Pair them with the Bloom Sauce and everyone will be begging for more!
- 1 medium egg
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 cup flour
- 1 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1 1/2 tsp cumin
- 3-4 small onions
- 4-6 cups vegetable oil , or other frying oil
Mix all your wet ingredients in a medium bowl.
Mix all your dry ingredients in a small shallow bowl.
Slice the ends off your onions, then cut them in half. Slice the onions into 1 inch petals and set aside.
In a large frying pot, add oil and heat over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until hot and lightly rippling.
To coat your onions, dip into the wet batter, then the dry batter, then back into the wet, and dry again. set aside and repeat for all petals.
Drop them into the hot oil and let them fry for 3-4 minutes, then carefully turn them over if needed. Remove from oil and place onto a paper towel lined plate.
Repeat for all the onions.
Serve immediately with Bloom Sauce.
First published April 2017. Updated April 2020.