We don't eat fried food generally, french fries sometimes, maybe shrimp, and those are always take-out. I do admit I love the bloomin onion. A guilty indulgence, I have it perhaps once a year. I saw a copycat recipe, but I can't bring myself to try it because I hate the smell of deep frying in my house and then I have all that left-over oil, that I won't re-use. Anyone else have cooking methods they just won't do?