Bloomin’ Onion Rings

We’d been craving a Bloomin’ Onion for some time. The last time we had one was at Ruby River Steakhouse in March. So, we decided that since onions are extraordinarily cheap, we decided to make our own.

I looked at a few recipes on Pinterest and found a Outback Steakhouse copy-cat recipe. However, all the recipes we looked at said we needed a deep fryer. And, we don’t have one. So, we decided to do onion rings instead, because we could easily fry them in a pan.

Delicious homemade onion rings
I used this recipe as inspiration, but changed a few things.
1 onion
Oil for frying

1 egg
1 cup of milk

Flour Breading
1 cup flour
dash of salt
dash of pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper (it was a little hot for me, so next time, I’m only gonna use 1 teaspoon)
1 teaspoons paprika
dash of oregano
dash of thyme
dash of sage

Dipping Sauce
1/2 cup mayo
1 1/2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon creole seasoning

1) Slice the onion into rings. Pop out the layers and throw the hearts away.
2) Mix together the batter ingredients and in a separate bowl, the flour breading ingredients. 
3) Place the flour breading in a shallow bowl.
4) Dip the onion rings in the batter.
5) Place the wet rings in the flour batter and pack it on the ring.
6) Place the rings in pre-heated oil (medium heat).
7) When the rings start to brown, flip them over.
8) Once both sides are brown, place them on the cooling rack over a cookie sheet, so the excess oil falls off.
9) Mix the dipping sauce ingredients together.
10) Enjoy!
Delicious, homemade onion rings

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

  • Great, now I want a bloomin' onion! 🙂

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    YUM! These looks delicious and pretty easy to whip up!

  • these look so yummy! I can't wait to try them I always thought that onion rings would be a TON of work but this doesn't look to bad.

  • That's why we made it!

  • They are absolutely delicious!

  • They're super messy though. You should've seen my stovetop and counter after!

  • Hmmmmmmmmmmm o my goodness, these are my favorite!! My mouth is watering and it's 9PM hahha not good! I'll have to try out that dressing idea too.

  • These look divine. I might have to try them this weekend!