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Cactus petals from Texas Roadhouse

Cactus blossom as served at restaurants  (Source: Texas Roadhouse) Cactus blossom as served at restaurants (Source: Texas Roadhouse)

Chef Dave Deffenbaugh from Texas Roadhouse in Tyler shares a copycat recipe for their famous cactus petals on East Texas Kitchen.


Medium onion
1½ cups flour
½  tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp sugar


Cut a medium onion in half, peel and place face down on counter  

Cut onion into strips at about 1/2” across the onion

Batter: mix flour, cayenne, black and white pepper and sugar    

Fill a small bowl with milk or buttermilk

Toss the onion strips in the flour, then the milk and then the flour again

Fry the petals in 1/2” of hot oil in a skillet, or bake in a 400-degree oven until crispy

Creamy Chili Sauce:

Combine 1 pint each mayonnaise and sour cream, ½ cup chili sauce and ½ tsp cayenne pepper. Optionally add ¼ C horseradish for extra kick.

Remember, these are only tips for you to try it at home. This is not the Texas Roadhouse Legendary Recipe. We can't give that to just anyone, you know. If you want the real deal you will have to stop by your area Texas Roadhouse. 

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