How to Slice a Bloomin’ Onion

See how to slice a Bloomin' Onion and then follow our recipe for a show-stopping appetizer.

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Step 1

Cut off 1/2 inch from the pointy stem end of the onion, then peel.

Step 2

Place the onion cut-side down. Starting 1/2 inch from the root, make a downward cut all the way through to the board.

Step 3

Repeat to make four evenly spaced cuts around the onion.

Step 4

Continue slicing between each section until you have 16 evenly spaced cuts.

Step 5

Turn the onion over and use your fingers to gently separate the outer pieces.