Amish Onion Fritters

Amish Onion Fritters

Experience the rustic charm of Amish Onion Fritters, a delightful dish featuring crispy, golden fritters made from fresh onions and a simple batter. Perfect for a snack or side dish, these fritters are sure to be a hit with their irresistible texture and flavor.


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 medium onions, chopped (about 2 1/2 cups)


  • Mix Dry Ingredients: In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add Milk: Pour in the milk and stir until the mixture is well combined. Expect a thick batter.
  • Incorporate Onions: Add the chopped onions to the batter, ensuring they are thoroughly mixed in.
  • Prepare to Fry: Heat about 1/2 inch of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat to between 350 – 375°F.
  • Fry the Fritters: Spoon tablespoons of batter into the hot oil. Flatten each slightly. Fry until both sides are golden brown and crisp.
  • Drain and Serve: Remove the fritters from the oil and drain on paper towels. Serve them warm for the best taste.

Enjoy these simple yet delicious Amish Onion Fritters as a unique appetizer or a tasty accompaniment to your main meals!