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



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.

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