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Airfryer Blooming Onions

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Air Fryer Blooming Onions are a battered and air-fried onion that is similar to the famous Outback Blooming Onion. The perfect air-fried appetizer to serve up your family or friends.

air fried blooming onion on pink plate

Skip the air fryer onion rings and dress up your dinner table with this air fryer blooming onion recipe.

Skip the fried food and create a bit of a healthier version of your fried onion that is battered in seasoned flour!

You will love this blooming onion in air fryer.

No need for the excess oil, let me share how simple and tasty this air fryer appetizer can be.

Why You Will Love This Airfryer Blooming Onion Recipe

  • Simple Ingredients
  • No Excess Oil
  • Copycat Outback Recipe
  • Similar to Texas Roadhouse Bloomin Onion
  • Savory
  • Crispy outside batter
  • Great appetizer or side dish
  • Quick cook time

Ingredients For Airfryer Blooming Onions

  • Onion
  • Milk
  • Egg
  • Flour
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Paprika
  • Garlic Powder
  • Tony’s Chachere (optional)

Supplies Used to Make Onion Blossom

ingredients for blooming onion

How to Make Airfryer Blooming Onions

  1. Cut and peel the first layer of the onion off.
  2. In a bowl add your flour and spices and mix.
  3. Then in another bowl add your egg and milk and whisk till combined, and set aside.
  4. Now you will cut your onion into strips without going all the way through. You want the onion to hold shape as you slice into it.
  5. Dip in wet, now flour, and repeat wet and flour again.
  6. Place the blooming onion in the air fryer and air fry as directed in the recipe card.
  7. Once done pair with your favorite sauce and dive in.

cooked blooming onion in air fryer

Best Onion To Use For Blooming Onions

Not all onions are created equally. You will find that yellow and white onions can be a bit overpowering in flavor. So reach for a Vidala as it is mild with a hint of sweetness as it air fries up.

If you do use a different variety of onions know that it will alter the overall flavor and outcome of the blooming onion.

How to Reheat A Blooming Onion

If you don't eat all your onion right away, you can save the leftovers and place in the fridge for up to two days.

Then to reheat you can toss in the microwave for a quick reheat. Or for a better reheat, toss back in your air fryer. It will help to crisp up the outside of your batter.

How Do Air Fryers Work

Air fryers use hot air to circulate all around the food crisping it up as if it was deep fried in oil. You can use your air fryer to be an alternative to frying food, baking desserts, casseroles, and more.

An air fryer offers so many uses, that you will love all you make in it. No need to let the oven preheat, just use your air fryer for a quick and easy cooking time!

blooming onion on plate


Yield: 4 servings

Copycat Airfryer Bloomin Onion

baked blooming onion on plate

Classic restaurant style fried onion appetize. It’s like an Applebee’s or steakhouse fried onion blossom

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes


  1. Remove first layer of onion peel. Cut the top stem off.
  2. Flip with root pointed up and make four cuts down along the side of the onion 1/2 inch from root. Then three more cuts between existing four cuts with a total of 8 cuts.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine eggs and milk and mix.
  4. In another mixing bowl, combine flour and spices.
  5. Dredge the onion in the milk/egg mixture coating the onion slices completely
  6. Toss in the flour mixture coating slices completely. Repeat for crispier results.
  7. Place in air fryer basket and spray with oil. Cook on 350 for 9 minutes or until golden brown.


Suggestions to make the best blooming onion recipe

  • For a dream presentation, serve them on a plate spread over spinach leaves.
  • Try not to cut the onion all the way to the base to avoid disarming.
  • Add a piece of blue cheese to your dressing for a more intense flavor.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 35Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 1591mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 2gSugar 1gProtein 2g

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  • Jessica McCoy

    Jessica McCoy is a seasoned food blogger with 14+ years of experience in the industry. As a self-taught home cook, she enjoys creating and finetuning easy recipes that are fool proof and simple for anyone to make. Her expertise is in all things kitchen: cooking tips, air fryer recipes, Instant Pot and other pressure cooking recipes, and slow cooker recipes. Jessica was the previous owner of AllSheCooks, where she focused on easy every day recipes including budget friendly dinner recipes and desserts.

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