Amish Onion Fritters

How to make original Amish Onion Fritters

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This recipe is a true embodiment of culinary artistry, combining everyday ingredients with a dash of creativity. The familiar comforts of all-purpose flour and cornmeal intertwine harmoniously, providing a delightful texture and a subtle hint of corn goodness. A touch of granulated sugar adds a gentle sweetness that balances the savory notes, while baking powder ensures that each fritter rises to crispy perfection.

But let’s not forget the star of the show—the humble yet extraordinary onion. With a knife in hand, you’ll chop those onions into delicate pieces, transforming them into flavorful bursts that will surprise your palate. When mingled with the batter and fried to a golden hue, they become the heart and soul of these fritters, bestowing upon them an irresistible depth of flavor.

These fritters are more than just a culinary delight; they are a testament to your culinary prowess and individuality. You have the power to make them your own, to add your personal touch and creative flair. Consider sprinkling a pinch of your favorite herbs or spices—perhaps a touch of cumin for a hint of smokiness, or paprika for a fiery kick. The choice is yours, and the possibilities are endless.

Amish Onion Fritters Recipe

Amish Onion Fritters

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 1/2 cup of versatile flour
  • 1 tablespoon of cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 cup of whole milk
  • 2 cups of finely chopped onions
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to enhance the taste
  • Cooking oil for frying


  • In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients, except the cooking oil, and mix thoroughly until they are well incorporated.
  • Take a deep-sided skillet and place it on the stove over medium-high heat. Pour in about 1/2 to 1 inch of cooking oil, allowing it to heat up.
  • Once the oil is hot, carefully drop spoonfuls of the fritter batter into the skillet, ensuring they are well spaced to prevent them from sticking together.
  • Allow the fritters to cook for about 2 minutes on each side or until they turn golden brown and crispy. You may need to adjust the cooking time depending on the size of the fritters.
  • Use a slotted spoon or tongs to remove the fritters from the skillet, allowing any excess oil to drain off.
  • Place the cooked fritters on a paper towel-lined plate to absorb any remaining oil.
  • Serve the savory onion fritters warm as an appetizer or side dish. They pair perfectly with a tangy dipping sauce or a refreshing yogurt-based dip.


Experiment with different herbs or spices such as cumin, paprika, or dried parsley to add an extra layer of flavor to your onion fritters. Additionally, you can add a touch of minced garlic or grated cheese to customize them further to your taste. Enjoy this unique twist on a classic recipe!

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