Blooming Onion Recipes

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Blooming onions are a delicious fried onion appetizer that are easy to make at home. This page contains blooming onion recipes.


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The simplest food you can prepare is in the spice pantry. Find a large onion and you can have instant snack or dinner. Try this very easy and gorgeous looking onion.


  • white onion
  • flour
  • corn starch
  • egg
  • salt
  • pepper
  • lemon halved
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • mayonnaise
  • 400 ml water
  • oil for deep frying


  1. Slice onion like a pie. Do not slice through the bottom, only below halfway the whole onion.
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  3. Drop into boiling water and wait until it opens like a blooming flower.
  4. Remove from water and bathe in beaten egg.
  5. Coat with a mixture of flour, cornstarch, salt and pepper.
  6. Deep fry until golden brown and crisp.
  7. For the sauce, mix sugar, salt, mayonnaise, lemon squeeze and pepper. Stir thoroughly to blend well.
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  9. Serve.
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January 1, 2005

Cut onions into several sections, so they fan out like flowers. Be sure not to cut roots, so onion will stay together. Cover onions with buttermilk and refrigerate several hours.

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November 16, 2004

I am looking for a recipe for blooming onion sauce like they have at Outback Steak House.

Shirley S.


By carolyn (Guest Post)
November 17, 20040 found this helpful
may have it.

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By Laurie (Guest Post)
February 14, 20050 found this helpful

go to i just got this recipe from this site.

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By Trish Jones (Guest Post)
September 11, 20080 found this helpful

1/2 cup mayo
1 tbs ketchup
2 tbs horseradish
1/3 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp oregano


1 pinch black pepper
1/3 tsp cayenne

serve cold or warm
refrigerate left overs

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