Amish Onion Fritters

         Onion fritters never fail to amaze everyone who tries them. They are light and they are crispy, and oh so flavorful. The recipe is so simple, you likely have all the ingredients that you need sitting right in your pantry. To make it even better, the batter for these onion fritters can even be used to make onion rings. How is that for double duty?! 

You all know how much I love my onions, and when I came across this recipe, I knew I had to try it. I was so glad that I did. Now I try to share it with everyone who will listen.

            These Amish onion Fritters are shaped into patties, but they taste like onion rings, only better. I have been using these Amish Onion Fritters for appetizers, side dishes for most meats and I will even whip them up for snacks on movie nights for our family. When you are looking for something different as a side dish, or you want a treat after dinner, these are the perfect choice.

The Amish onion fritters can also be seasoned with herbs and spices. For instance, you could mix in some chopped green chilis, maybe some chili powder or cayenne pepper. Taco seasoning would make these a perfect pairing to go along with Taco night. Use melted American cheese and have them as a side on Mexican night. I have a sister who has grated potatoes and mixed grated potatoes in with the onions and swears it is even better this way.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            Can I store these in the refrigerator?

These are perfect if you want to reheat and eat later in the day or even the next day. They will last for up to 4 days in the refrigerator.

            Can I freeze Amish Onion Fritters?

I have never done so, honestly. Since they can be kept in the refrigerator, I have not bothered to test it.

            What flavors of dips can be used for these?

Oh my! There are so many options! If you use it as a dip, try it with Amish Onion Fritters. There is ketchup, ranch dressing, marinara, cheese and so many other possibilities. You could even just use salsa or sour cream.

What do you need to make Amish Onion Fritters

            ½ cup all purpose flour

            1 tbsp granulated sugar

            2 tsp baking soda

            2 tbsp cornmeal

            ½ cup whole milk

            2 ½ cups onions, chopped

            Salt and pepper to taste

            Oil for frying

How to make Amish Onion Fritters


In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, cornmeal and baking soda.

Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the whole milk and add the chopped onions.





Stir to combine. Mixture will be somewhat moist and loose.

Heat oil in a heavy bottomed skillet on medium heat.


Test with a drop of water, if water sizzles and jumps, the oil is ready

Using a large cookie scoop, place scoops of batter in the oil, leaving room between


Flip when the bottom begins to turn brown

Fry the second side until it too is browned lightly.


Remove from the oil with a slotted spoon and allow to drain on paper towels

Serve with your choice of dipping sauce or cheese.



Amish Onion Fritters

Amish Onion Fritters

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes