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Baby Bloomin’ Onions

One of our favorite appetizers is the “Bloomin’ Onion” from Outback. I was so excited when I found this recipe on Spoon Fork Bacon. The baby size onions make a great option for an appetizer night at home.

I have to warn you. These pictures are graphic and for adult cooks only. In other words… I am a messy cook.

Baby Bloomin’ Onions

Baby Bloomin' Onions

At first glance, I thought this recipe was too involved for my quick and easy mantra, but it really didn’t take that long and they were delicious!

Baby Bloomin Onion Recipe


Bloomin' Onion Ingredients

Mix the dry ingredients.

Buttermilk Wash

Pour buttermilk into a bowl for dipping the onions.


Combine the flour mixture for dredging.

Frying Onion

Fry the onions in hot oil 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.


Drain the onions.

bloomin' onion

They look so cute!


And they taste delicious with the Bloomin’ Onion Dipping Sauce (on the left in above picture.) The red sauce is simple ketchup. I love ketchup with my onion, too!

Dipping Sauce Ingredients:

    • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
    • 1 tablespoon ketchup
    • 2 tablespoons cream-style horseradish sauce
    • 1/3 teaspoon paprika
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1 pinch ground black pepper
    • 1/3 teaspoon cayenne pepper


    1. To make sauce: In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, ketchup, horseradish, 1/3 teaspoon paprika, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon oregano, a dash ground black pepper and cayenne pepper; mix well. Keep sauce covered in refrigerator until needed.


We had a fun night of appetizers for dinner. We had meatballs, baby bloomin’ onions, buffalo chicken dip with firecrackers. The buffalo chicken, firecrackers and meatball recipes will be in a separate post. Have you ever served appetizers for a family dinner?

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  • Jenna March 15, 2016, 4:03 pm

    These were on my bucket list last month Kim and I didn’t get a chance to make them!! They look and sound so good!! The part I couldn’t figure out was what to do with the root end of the onion after cooking, do you cut it off or eat around it? Yum, I’ve got to try these!

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