Crispy onion-filled fritters, fried until golden and served up hot, these Amish Onion Patties are easy to make and delicious to eat. With just a whiff of the flavorful aroma and a glimpse of the simplistic yet appetizing appearance, you’ll find it hard to resist gobbling them up!


It’s No Sweat!

Making Amish Onion Patties is a straightforward process. You won’t need to use any complicated techniques or equipment; just combine everything in a bowl then fry. Prep and cook time will be 20 minutes total which means you could be feasting on these patties in a matter of minutes.


One-Bowl Onion Patties 

These crisp onion patties are fast, easy to make, and best of all, you can mix all the ingredients in one bowl. Imagine that you’re in a hurry and need to make a tasty breakfast for your family; these patties are perfect! Just combine everything in a bowl, heat the oil, and cook! You’ll finish breakfast in no time, and everyone will be satisfied.


How To Serve 

These onion patties taste best when served hot or warm. Eat them plain or have them next to eggs and bacon for breakfast, pair these crispy treats with a dip of your choosing, and you’re golden! You can even have them as a snack between meals.


Serving Size

You’ll get about 10-12 patties from this recipe or more if you reduce the batter amount in each patty. Onion patties are best eaten with family and friends or guests if they are willing to try. Just don’t be surprised if they eat more than their share;p


Equipment Needed

Bowl– You will only need one large bowl to combine the ingredients. 

Skillet– Use a non-stick skillet or frying pan to make the patties.

Wooden Spoon– Mix the ingredients with a regular wooden spoon or whisk.

Spatula– Use this to flip the patties in the pan.

Whisk– Used to combine the dry ingredients.


Main Ingredients 

All-Purpose Flour– I used 1 cup of King Arthur AP flour in this recipe but feel free to use any brand that you have on hand.

White Sugar– We used only 2 teaspoons of sugar in the patties, but you can add a little more if you like them on the sweeter side.



Cornmeal– I used regular cornmeal in the recipe, but you can use an equal amount of self-rising cornflour to replace it.

Vegetable Oil– If you don’t have any vegetable oil on hand, you can use canola oil to fry the patties instead. Use according to the recipe and add more as needed between batches. 


All The Ingredients

  • Sugar– Combined with flour, cornmeal, salt, baking powder, and black pepper.
  • Flour– Thickens and adds structure to the patties
  • Cornmeal– Mixed in with dry ingredients.
  • Salt– Adds an extra boost of flavor.
  • Baking Powder-Leavens the patties
  • Black Pepper– Adds spice to the patty mixture.
  • Onions– Chopped and mixed into the dry ingredients.
  • Milk– Moistens the dry mixture and adds flavor.
  • Oil– Used to fry the patties.


How To Make Amish Onion Patties

  1. In a large bowl, whisk all the dry ingredients together.
  2. Stir in the chopped onions.
  3. Combine the onion and flour mixture with the milk.
  4. Heat a skillet with the oil on a stovetop.
  5. Drop quarter cups of batter in the oil and allow them to cook until golden.
  6. Using a spatula flip the patties and cook the other side, add more oil as needed.
  7. Place the cooked patties onto paper towels and repeat the process with the remaining batter.
  8. Serve them warm.


Portion The Batter

Once the oil was hot enough to make the patties, I scooped out 1/4 of batter per patty and placed them in the oil to cook. Why portion them? This process ensures that the patties will be uniformed (same size) and finish cooking around the same time.


Air-Fryer Patties

For this recipe, I combine all the ingredients into a batter then fried the patties in hot oil. If you don’t want to use as much oil as I did, you can make these delicious patties in an air fryer instead.

Just mix the batter according to the instructions, heat the air fryer, grease the bottom with non-stick cooking spray, and place the patties inside to cook. Once the patties are golden at the base, flip to cook the other side—Grease the fryer between batches.


How To Store Onion Patties

If you’ve made this delightful treat for your family, chances are you have no leftovers to speak of, but on the off chance that you do, this is how you can keep it at maximum freshness! Place in an air-proof container and refrigerate for about 5 days. To store for them up to 2 months, wrap individually in plastic and freeze.


Are you feeling for onion rings? These Amish Onion Patties are the perfect substitute, and you don’t have to eat out to enjoy them! Serve these to kids and adults alike, and they will go wild for these crispy onion patties; if you aren’t careful, there’ll be none left for you!


Amish Onion Patties

Amish Onion Patties

Yield: 12 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Tasty onion fritters, a simple yet delicious breakfast option you and the fam can enjoy.


  • 2 tsp white sugar
  • 2 tsp cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup milk


  1. In a large bowl, mix the sugar, flour, cornmeal, salt, baking powder, and black pepper until combined.
  2. Mix the onions into the dry ingredients, then add the milk until well combined.
  3. Place the oil in a skillet or frying pan and heat it on the stovetop. Once the oil is hot enough, place 4-5 patties (1/4 cup each) in the pan.
  4. Cook until lightly brown, then flip and cook the other side. Transfer the onion patties to paper towels.
  5. Serve warm.  

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