Making “blooming onion” by Great American Steakhouse onion machine

The Great American Steakhouse onion machine
Great American Steakhouse onion machine

Great America Steakhouse onion machine which is also called the great American steakhouse onion machine as seen on tv is a perfect solution for people who love eating Blooming Onions but don’t want to pay a lot of money at restaurants. As the advertisement, this gadget is invented to help onion lovers make their own crispy and juicy blooming onion at home. Blooming onions or onion blossoms is nothing than the deep-fried battered onion. We don’t have much to talk about the juicy and delicious taste of the onion, but its perfect cuts to create the shape of flowers are worth mentioning. In fact, this food has been going around forever. I’m pretty sure that almost everyone has probably tried it once or at least heard of it. The most famous recipe will definitely belong to Outback Steak House.

This kitchen gadget price is only equivalent to the cost of 10 blooming onions at Outback Steakhouse; however, this will help you make and eat whatever number of blooming onions at home without worrying about the cost. Cutting onions while watering your eyes might be the most difficult thing in the kitchen and the obsession of many people, this machine also solves this problem for you as you can cut an onion perfectly within 5 seconds. Therefore, having the Great America Steakhouse onion machine in your kitchen cabinet will help you make the mouth-watering blooming onion at home so much easier. In this article, Bourbon O will give you a glance at the great American steakhouse onion machine.

What does “the Great American Steakhouse onion machine as seen on tv” come with

Great American Steakhouse onion machine
Great American Steakhouse onion machine

The Great American Steakhouse onion machine is packaged in a carton box which is colored mostly in dark blue and red. In front of the box, it shows the image of an onion that is perfectly cut using the machine inside the box. Additionally, the instructions displayed on the left side of the image contain only three simple steps, showing that this machine is easy enough for everyone to use (except for children).

Inside the box, you will see the onion machine which is our main focus today. This onion cutting machine compromises three separate pieces including a corer/poker, a cutting blade, and a base. 

Besides, it also comes with a cookbook and instruction booklet. Specifically, the great thing about the booklet is that it shows you some basic recipes to cook the onions such as Great American Steakhouse Dry Onion Mix, and Great American Steakhouse Beer Batter and dipping sauces, so that you don’t have to waste time trawling all over the internet to look for them. Furthermore, the booklet also informs you of the instructions on how to wash it correctly without hurting yourself.

Moreover, it’s dishwasher safe which is a unique point that the Great American Steakhouse onion machine has but other alternatives normally do not have. Typically, this type of machine has very sharp blades, so hand washing is pretty dangerous and it possibly causes you to cut your fingers.

Great American steakhouse onion machine manual

As previously mentioned, it’s really simple to use this machine to make the blooming onion. It only requires three steps:

  • 1: Trim and clean the onion.
  • 2: Use the special tool (corer) to remove the center of the onion.
  • 3: Place onion in the machine and chop.

It’s easy to do, isn’t it?

In order to make it works on your first try, we have a note for you to look out for when trimming the onion and removing the center of the onion.

  • When trimming the onion, remember to look out for the root end. If you trim that side, the onion will fall apart and you can’t make the blooming onions.
  • When using the corer to remove the center of the onion, don’t go all the way through the onion to cut the end of it. Doing that will also break the onion. Insert the tool until it’s 80% of the way into the onion. 

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Blooming onion

a delicious dish of blooming onion made by using the great american steakhouse onion machine as seen on tv
The Delicious Blooming Onion


  • 1 large sweet onion
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups wheat flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons garlic powder
  • Ground black pepper (To taste)
  • 1 1/4 onion powder
  • Cajun seasoning (To taste) Or you can use the combination of Old bay seasoning and Barbecue seasoning rub
  • Paprika (To taste)


  • 2 large-sized bowls
  • 1 Great American Steakhouse onion machine
  • 1 deep fryer


  • Step 1: Make to onion bloom:
    • Remove the yellow/brown outer layer of onions and wash it.
    • Trim the top.
    • Use the corer/poker to remove the center of the onion.
    • Place the onion in the machine and chop.
    • Once the onion bloomed, put it into the iced water in one hour.
  • Step 2: Combine wheat flour, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, dry mustard, ground black pepper, the combination of old bay seasoning and barbecue seasoning rub, paprika in one bowl and whisk it.
  • Step 3: Take another bowl and put 2 eggs and 2 cups of milk into it.
  • Then, whisk it till all of it combine.
  • Step 4: Place the onion, root side up, on wax paper or a plate. On top of the onion, lightly sprinkle or sift Great American Steakhouse Dry Onion Mix. Place the onion on its side. Gently spread the petals apart with one hand. Lightly sprinkle the mixture onto each petal, using the other hand. Make sure the dry mix fully covers each layer of petals. Rotate the onion while it is still on its side until all of the petals are covered in the dry mix. Shake off any excess mixture by turning the onion root side up.
  • Step 5: Place the onion into the mixture of eggs and milk and gently push each petal down to let the wet mixture get into the deeper layers of the onion. Repeat the process until the onion is fully covered by the eggs and milk mixture. Then, let it remain in the mixture for around 10-15 seconds.
  • Step 6: Repeat step 4
  • Step 7: Pour enough amount of vegetable oil into a deep fryer and turn on the stove. Until the oil hits 375 degrees, place the battered onion into it with the root side up. 
  • Step 8: After 3 minutes of frying, turn over the onion to make the petals face upward and cook for another 3 minutes.
  • Step 9: Using whatever kind of tool you have in order to lift the onion up from the boiling oil fryer and let all the excess oil drip off the onion. Then you can enjoy it.

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In this article, Bourbon O introduces you to an useful item that you should have in your kitchen. The Great American Steakhouse onion machine helps cook the blooming onion a lot easier at home, so you can save a lot of money from ordering it from restaurants. Thank you for reading.

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By Luong Tan

Luong Tan, the creative and passionate founder of Bourbono, is a multi-talented individual with a deep love for the culinary arts. An accomplished food blogger, cookbook author, and former Ambassador of US cuisine in Vietnam (2015-2016), Luong has been on a mission to share his appreciation for food with the world.

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