Amish Onion Fritters

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I can’t get over how easy these yummy Amish onion patties are to make. They are crisp, flavorful, and very tasty. Let’s take a peek at what the folks over at Group Recipes have to say about it: “My son loves onion rings; he could eat them every day if we let him. However, this recipe is just as good in taste and takes much less time to cook with a lot less mess. My family enjoys eating onion rings, too, Yum!”

How to Prepare Amish Onion Fritters

Creating these scrumptious Amish Onion Fritters is easier than you might think. Follow these steps to achieve fritter perfection:

Ingredients for Amish Onion Fritters

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp cornmeal
  • 1 Tbsp white sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups chopped yellow onions
  • Oil for frying

Directions for Amish Onion Fritters

  1. Mix the all-purpose flour, cornmeal, white sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. This forms the dry mixture.
  2. Add the milk to the dry mixture and stir until well combined.
  3. Gently fold in the chopped yellow onions. The batter will have a thick consistency.
  4. Heat about 1/2 inch of vegetable or canola oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Drop tablespoons of the batter into the hot oil, flattening them slightly with the back of the spoon. Fry for approximately 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until the fritters turn crispy and golden brown.
  6. Once cooked, place the fritters on paper towels to drain excess oil.
  7. Serve the Amish Onion Fritters while they’re still warm for the best flavor and texture.

Can I use other types of onions for this recipe?

While the recipe calls for yellow onions, you can experiment with different onion varieties like red or white onions for a unique flavor twist.

Is there a substitute for cornmeal?

If you don’t have cornmeal on hand, you can replace it with an equal amount of additional all-purpose flour.

Can I make the batter ahead of time?

It’s best to prepare the batter just before frying to ensure the fritters turn out as crispy as possible.

How do I know when the oil is hot enough?

You can test the oil’s temperature by dropping a small bit of batter into it. If it sizzles and rises to the surface, the oil is ready for frying.

Can I bake the fritters instead of frying?

While frying yields the traditional crispy texture, you can certainly bake the fritters in the oven at around 375°F (190°C) until they’re golden brown.

What dipping sauces go well with these fritters?

These fritters pair wonderfully with a variety of dips, such as spicy mayo, tangy barbecue sauce, or even a classic ranch dressing.

Amish onion fritters

Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course side
Cuisine American


  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp cornmeal
  • 1 Tbsp white sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups chopped yellow onions
  • Oil for frying


  • Mix the first 6 ingredients together
  • Then mix in milk then mix in onions. Batter will be thick.
  • Heat about 1/2 inch vegetable or canola oil in a skillet over medium high heat
  • Drop Tablespoons of batter in hot oil and flatten slightly and fry for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side or till crispy and brown
  • Drian on paper towels and serve warm

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