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5 from 21 votes

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.