My Amish buddy brought these to a recent potluck, and everyone went crazy over them!




In the heart of Amish country, amidst rolling hills and quaint farmsteads, lies a culinary treasure cherished for its simplicity and savory goodness—Amish Onion Fritters. These golden-brown delights capture the essence of comfort food with their crispy exterior and tender, flavorful interior. Whether served as a crowd-pleasing appetizer or a satisfying snack, Amish Onion Fritters evoke warmth and nostalgia with every bite. In this article, we’ll uncover the secrets of this beloved recipe and guide you through the step-by-step process to create these irresistible fritters in your own kitchen.


  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Optional: Dipping sauce of your choice (such as ranch dressing or honey mustard).


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the thinly sliced onions, all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, black pepper, and paprika. Toss the ingredients together until the onions are evenly coated with the flour mixture.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk and beaten egg until well combined.
  • Gradually pour the milk and egg mixture into the bowl of seasoned onions, stirring to form a thick batter. The consistency should be similar to pancake batter, thick enough to coat the onions evenly.
  • In a deep skillet or Dutch oven, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat until it reaches 350°F (175°C) on a deep-fry thermometer. Alternatively, test the oil by dropping a small spoonful of batter into the hot oil—it should sizzle and float to the surface.
  • Using a spoon or small scoop, carefully drop spoonfuls of the onion batter into the hot oil, being mindful not to overcrowd the skillet. Fry the fritters in batches, if necessary, to ensure even cooking.
  • Fry the onion fritters for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and crispy. Use a slotted spoon or tongs to flip the fritters halfway through cooking to ensure uniform browning.
  • Once the fritters are cooked to a golden hue, transfer them to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
  • Serve the Amish Onion Fritters hot and crispy, alongside your favorite dipping sauce for added flavor. Enjoy the irresistible combination of crunchy exterior and tender onions with each bite.
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Amish Onion Fritters are a testament to the timeless appeal of comfort food, offering a satisfying blend of crispiness and savory flavor that’s sure to please any palate. With this simple recipe, you can recreate the magic of these beloved fritters in your own kitchen and delight your family and friends with a taste of traditional Amish cuisine. Follow the easy instructions provided, and indulge in the crispy comfort of Amish Onion Fritters for a memorable dining experience

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