An Amish mate of mine swung by with these chaps at our potluck and they were a smash hit!

2 large onions, thinly sliced
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup milk
Oil for frying
For the chive dip:
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup finely chopped chives
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Salt and pepper, to taste
1. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper.
2. Stir in the beaten egg and milk until the mixture forms a smooth batter.
3. Add the sliced onions to the batter and stir until they are well-coated.
4. Heat oil in a deep skillet over medium heat.
5. Once hot, scoop spoonfuls of the onion batter into the oil and fry for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and crispy.
6. Remove the fritters from the oil and drain on paper towels.
7. For the chive dip, combine sour cream, chives, and lemon juice in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

8. Serve the warm fritters with the chive dip on the side.
Variations & Tips
For those looking to add a little twist to the classic recipe, consider adding a teaspoon of smoked paprika or garlic powder to the batter for an extra depth of flavor. If you’re catering to vegetarians, you can skip the typical pairings of meats and focus more on vegetable sides or a hearty bean salad. For a dairy-free dip alternative, you can use a base of blended cashews with water, adding garlic, chives, and lemon juice to taste.

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