This recipe comes from my "Top Secret" cookbook. It's a replica for Outback's Famous Bloomin' Onion, but I altered it just a little so that we could make onion rings out of it instead. I also have the sauce recipe here for you. Most likely, you'll have everything you need for this right in your pantry and fridge. I didn't have to go to the store for a single thing!
When you make these, you may think the breading on the rings is too delicate, but that's exactly how the Outback Steakhouse does it, and that's exactly how I wanted it :)
1/2 cup mayo
3/4 tbsp. ketchup
2 tbsp. horseradish sauce
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. salt
pinch of black pepper
pinch of cayenne pepper
combine all ingredients and chill until ready to use.
For the Onion, you will need:
1 large white onion
1 cup milk
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. dried thyme
1/4 tsp. dried oregano
1/8 tsp. cumin
2 qt. vegetable oil
Combine the egg and milk in a bowl...stir...
In another bowl combine the rest of the ingredients (except for the onion and vegetable oil)...
Slice the onion into rings. 1 onion goes a loooooong way...
Heat the vegetable oil in a big pot, to 350 degrees...
Dip sliced onion into the milk/egg wash, then drop into flour mixture. I put a lid on my bowl and just shook it...
Drop into the oil and fry just until golden brown. You will want to do this in at least 2 batches, if not more, to keep the onions from clumping up...
Lay the fried rings on paper towels to soak up some of the oil. Sprinkle with a dash of salt.
Use that sauce for dipping, Enjoy!