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My Amish friend brought these guys to a recent potluck and everyone drooled over them!

If you haven’t yet experienced the charm of Amish Onion Fritters, you’re in for a delightful surprise. These golden bites aren’t just a dish; they embody the heartwarming simplicity of Amish cooking, where every ingredient is valued, and nothing is wasted. Rooted in Midwestern tradition, much like my own family, these fritters are perfect for gatherings or cozy afternoons, bringing a comforting, savory taste that feels like a warm hug from the kitchen.

These fritters are fantastic on their own, but they love company. Pair them with a robust stew, enjoy as an appetizer with a dollop of sour cream, or accompany them with a crisp green salad or slowly simmered baked beans for a true Midwestern flair. And don’t forget a refreshing glass of iced tea or lemonade to complete the experience.


2 large sweet onions, thinly sliced

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon paprika (optional, for a smoky flavor)

1 large egg

3/4 cup milk

Vegetable oil for frying



Mix flour, baking powder, salt, pepper, and paprika in a large bowl.

In a separate bowl, lightly beat the egg, then mix in the milk.

Combine the egg mixture with the dry ingredients until you have a soft batter.

Fold in the thinly sliced onions, ensuring they are evenly coated.

Heat about half an inch of oil in a skillet to 365°F.

Spoon the batter into the oil, shaping as preferred, and fry until golden brown (about 2-3 minutes per side).

Drain the fritters on paper towels.

Serve warm and enjoy the well-deserved praise!

Variations & Tips:

Add fresh herbs like chives or parsley for extra flavor.

A pinch of cayenne pepper can add a spicy kick.

Reheat leftovers in the oven to maintain crispiness.

Don’t discard the used oil – strain and save it for an added flavor in future dishes.

Amish Onion Fritters are more than a recipe; they’re a celebration of heritage, family gatherings, and the joy of sharing simple, delicious food. Give these a try and savor a piece of Midwestern culinary tradition.

Enjoy !



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