Bloomin’ Onion with Creamy Chili Sauce Dip


4 Vidalia or Texas Sweet Onions


1/3 C. Cornstarch
1 1/2 C. Flour
2 tsp. Garlic — minced
2 tsp. Paprika
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Pepper
24 oz. Beer

Seasoned Flour:

2 C. Flour
4 tsp. Paprika
2 tsp. Garlic powder
1/2 tsp. Pepper
1/4 tsp. Cayenne pepper


Mix cornstarch, flour, and seasonings until well blended. Add beer, mix well.

Cut about 3/4″ off top of onion and peel. Cut into onion 12 to 16 vertical wedges, but do not cut through bottom root end.

Remove about 1″ of petals from center of onion. Dip onion in seasoned flour and remove excess by shaking. Separate petals and dip in batter to coat thoroughly.

Gently place in fryer basket and deep-fry at 375 to 400 1 1/2 minutes.
Turn over, and fry an additional 1 1/2 minutes.
Drain on paper towels.

Place onion upright in shallow bowl and remove center core with circular cutter or apple corer. Serve hot with Creamy Chili Sauce.

Creamy Chili Sauce:

1 pint Mayonnaise
1 pint Sour cream
1/2 C. Chili sauce
1/2 tsp. Cayenne pepper

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4 Comments on Bloomin’ Onion with Creamy Chili Sauce Dip

  1. Hi greenie

    Alec here, just thought I would introduce myself, as I am from Bega.

    I had some joy growing capsicum when I was in Sydney. I never had the problem you describe. Too much water? Early rotting is usually a sign of overwatering? But black spot sounds like a bug of some kind. Got a pic?



  2. Hi greenie

    Jen here, from Gold Coast Qld

    Did you add Dolomite lime to your soil before planting your capsicums? Its add calcuim to the soil to stop bottom end rot in tomatoes, capsicum, egg plants – same plant family.

  3. thank you Jen for your reply, I  will try this when i plant this spring.

  4. Hi Alec

    I will follow your advice,I also got a reply from Jenex and will mix some lime to the soil as well

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