Onion patties are quick and easy to make and come from the Amish.  They make great appetizers and snacks.  Serve onion patties with ketchup, salsa, ranch dressing or any other kind of dip you and your family like.  These patties taste a lot like fried onion rings.  You could double or triple the recipe if serving a large crowd.  They can be reheated and will keep for several days refrigerated.  I fry these onion patties just like I would my fried cornbread. 

Amish onion patties ingrediets needed:

all-purpose flour

white granulated sugar

baking powder


black pepper

cornmeal (self-rising or regular)



cooking oil (I used Canola)

These onion patties are one of our most popular recipes! They really remind me of a blooming onion. Many wonderful reviews on this easy recipe.

Recipe feedback: “I made these for dinner tonight and oh my gosh am I glad I did!! Family loved them. I fried mine in sunflower oil and used my iron skillet. I’ll definitely be making these more often. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.” – Carol

“I made these tonight and they were delicious! Light and crisp! The whole family loved them! Thank you so much!” – Paula

“We enjoyed these very much. Had them with a birthday supper of hamburgers and fries. Yum!” – Lois

Easy Amish Onion Patties

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Onion Patties - Amish Recipe

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 onion patties


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons white granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal self-rising or regular
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped onions I used 1 1/2 large white onions, chopped
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil I used Canola


  • Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, black pepper and cornmeal in a large bowl. Mix in chopped onions. Pour in milk and mix well with spoon.
  • Heat oil in skillet on top of the stove. Drop by spoonfuls into hot oil. Cook on one side until brown and flip to cook on other side. I use a 1/4 cup measuring cup full of batter for each pattie. You can add more oil to the skillet if you need to do so while frying. Makes 10 to 12 onion patties.


You could add some garlic powder or hot sauce or any other seasonings you like to the batter before cooking if you like hot and spicy.

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