Bloomin Onion

Who doesn't love to order a bloomin' onion when they go out to Texas Roadhouse or Outback. But come on, those have over 1,000 calories in them, and that's not even including the dipping sauce. But guess what, the amazing Liza over at hungrygirl.com, has a recipe that has only 192 calories that includes the sauce.

1 jumbo sweet onion, not peeled
1 cup fiber one bran cereal(original), ground to a breadcrumb like mixture in a blender or food processor
1/2 cup fat free liquid egg substitute
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

For sauce:
3 tablespoons of fat free mayo
2 teaspoons of ketchup
1/8 teaspoon of seasoned salt
A dash of chili powder

1) Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
2) Combine the cereal with the garlic powder and pepper, mix well.
3) Cut the top half inch of the onion off(from the pointy side, not the flat one)
leaving the root(bottom) intact, carefully peel the outside layer off. Next
starting from the top, carefully cut the onion down and across the middle,
stopping about a half inch from the root. Repeat to make a criss-cross cutting
the onion down the middle again stopping a half inch from the bottom. You
should now have 4 sections still attached at the bottom. Cut each of those
sections down the middle(from the top), again stopping before you get to the
4) Place the onion, cut side up, in a large bowl and cover completely with ice water.
Allow the onion to sit for 15 minutes or until the petals open up. You probably
will have to use your hands to gently pry them open. Once all open remove the
onion and dry off as well as the bowl.
5) Once both are dry, place the onion back in the bowl, with the petals up. Pour the
egg substitute evenly over it, making sure to get in between all the petals, again,
use your hands to separate them. I used a bbq brush to put the egg on. After you
are done, flip the onion over to drain off the excess egg. The entire onion
should now be covered in the egg. Transfer the onion to a dry bowl.
6) Slowly sprinkle the cereal mixture evenly over the onion, making sure to coat
each petal, again I used my hands to make sure of this.
7) Spray a baking dish with nonstick spray and place the onion in it, petals up.
8) Bake for about 40 minutes, outside should be crispy and inside soft. While that
baking make the sauce ingredients.

This makes 2 servings!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mmm sounds yummy!