Bloomin’ onions are a delicious appetizer that originated at the Outback Steakhouse chain. Instead of the regular old onion rings, the Australian-style inspired chain restaurant put a twist on the favorite treat. They cut an onion in a way that the base stays intact and batter-fry the whole onion. While frying, the onion opens up like a blooming flower, hence the name. But, how to reheat bloomin’ onion is not as easy as ordering it at the restaurant.
Many restaurants have taken inspiration from Outback Steakhouse and created their own version of the delicious snack. If you have ever craved the golden fried goodness at home, you probably know it’s not as great if it’s not piping hot like it is served in restaurants. Don’t fret. Below we have a guide on how to reheat bloomin’ onion so you can enjoy it just as you would at your favorite chain.
Before we get to the reheating, you need to know how to store the onion once you bring it home. Keep it in a glass container that has been lined with paper towels to soak in any moisture. Do not leave the onion in the fridge for longer than four days.
Reheat Bloomin’’ Onion in the Oven
The best way to reheat a bloomin’ onion is in the oven. Here’s how to do it.
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
Place a wire rack in a baking tray and place the leftover onion on top.
Leave your onion in the oven for 10 minutes for it to warm up.
Switch your oven to the broil setting and leave your onion in there for an additional 3-4 minutes. This is to make sure the skin is nice and crispy. At this stage, you want to keep an eye on the onion to make sure that it doesn’t burn.
Reheat Bloomin’ Onion by Pan Frying
You can also refry your bloomin’ onion to reheat it. Here’s how to do it:
If you are refrying the onion, you want to remove the so-called petals of the bloom to do it. Use a knife to carefully cut the base that will help you release all the pieces.
Put your pan on a medium to high heat with a layer of your preferred cooking oil.
Put one layer of the onion petals and flip them after a minute. The onion won’t need longer than a minute or two on each side to properly crisp and heat up.
And there you have it! Your quick and easy guide on how to reheat bloomin’ onion so you can enjoy it just as you would at Outback Steakhouse itself!