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Forget Onion Rings, These Onion Patties Are Going To ROCK YOUR WORLD!

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I grew up in a family that fried everything. I’m talking fried fish, fried chicken, fried fritters. If it could be fried, we fried it. Maybe not the healthiest way to grow up, but definitely gave me an appreciate for State Fair food as an adult. Something else it gave me was an appreciate for truly delicious recipes that will blow people’s minds. Onion patties are one of those.

While everyone has heard of onion rings before, my favorite friend onion was always the patty. Onion patties as a side for meatloaf…yum. Throw one on a thick bun with a hamburger, some fresh lettuce, and a sliced juicy red tomato? We’re talking change your life delicious. These are so simple to make, and after you’ve made them, you’ll find yourself craving them all the time. They’re seriously that good.

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What You Need To Make Out Of This World Onion Patties:

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped onions (about 2 small onions)
  • shortening or oil for frying
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How To Make Out Of This World Onion Patties:

In a large bowl, mix all dry ingredients, then add milk and stir. This will give you a thick batter.

Add onions and mix until well blended.

Heat 1/2 inch oil in skillet over medium high heat. Drop batter by tablespoons into the hot oil.

Flatten with the back of a spatula, then brown on both sides until crispy, golden brown.

Drain on paper towel, sprinkle salt to taste.

Pro Tip: You can make these even more craveworthy by adding 1/4 cup crumbled, cooked bacon to the batter before cooking. Other tasty add ins include: 1/4 cup green pepper, 1/4 cup cooked mushroom, or sprinkle cheddar on top after you’ve finished cooking. So. Delicious.

Forget Onion Rings, These Onion Patties Are Going To ROCK YOUR WORLD!

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Author: Jamie

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 ½ cups chopped onions about 2 small onions
  • shortening or oil for frying

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, mix all dry ingredients, then add milk and stir. This will give you a thick batter.
  • Add onions and mix until well blended.
  • Heat 1/2 inch oil in skillet over medium high heat. Drop batter by tablespoons into the hot oil.
  • Flatten with the back of a spatula, then brown on both sides until crispy, golden brown.
  • Drain on paper towel, sprinkle salt to taste.
  • Pro Tip: You can make these even more craveworthy by adding 1/4 cup crumbled, cooked bacon to the batter before cooking. Other tasty add ins include: 1/4 cup green pepper, 1/4 cup cooked mushroom, or sprinkle cheddar on top after you've finished cooking. So. Delicious.
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97 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These R scrumptious & easy to make. I don’t use salt but I use my Mrs Dash Garlic & Herb to give it a little extra flavor. I use EVOO & butter to fry my onion patties.

  2. I don`t get it. This recipe has changed. Are you kidding, 2 teaspoons of salt in 3/4 cup of flour!?!? Ridiculous! It is waaaay too much. The first time I made these, they were good, but not this time. Warning! Take the salt down to a teaspoon.

  3. Tried for the first time and they were a solid hit all around. I made per recipe directions not changing any at all. Next time for experimenting I might add some minced garlic because we are garlic lovers. Very tasty with no changes. Will definitely use again.

  4. These were very tasty and delicious but….very oily.Do you think they could be oven fried? Or maybe Air Fried?

  5. Delicious! I put a little green pepper and followed the recipe.
    My husband and I both loved it.

  6. Delish! In future I will double the recipe. (As it was, I made a second batch immediately) I used a scant 2t of himalayan sea salt and added a bit of garlic powder. Thank you, your recipe is a keeper!

  7. We had a lot of onions to use up and a craving for onion rings.
    These definitely scratched that itch. Delicious!

  8. I grew up with a dad who wanted everything creamed as well as fried. I hate creamed stuff but love onions and this sounds great. When gallbladder came out they told me I’d never eat spicy foods or onions again. HA> I eat anything with no problems. You’d have to shoot me to make me give up onions and garlic. I’m 86 and on NO meds and I think it’s due to all the garlic and onions I’ve consumed over the years. LOL

  9. I made mine with the crumbled bacon and they were Great Tasting! I also topped them with a dollop of sour cream before serving. I read the other comments and only added 1 teaspoon of the salt, because of the bacon being added. This is a Great Recipe and I will make them again for sure. And after reading some of the other comments all I can say is, After working as a formally trained Culinary school Banquet Chef for over 30 years is Great Recipe!

  10. They weren’t bad. Just curious about the frying method used in your photo. 1/2” of oil fries up the sides as well as the bottom. Not just the bottom.

  11. Made these tonight came out great, definitely a keeper! Thanks

  12. I made these onion patties. disappointed as they felt apart while trying to fry in vegetable
    Oil (csnola oil. ) Not sure why. The only change I made was did not hsve corn meal so used bread crumbs instead.

  13. I’m very intrigued by your Onion Patty recipe. Unfortunately, it won’t print and that’s the easiest way for me to use a recipe.

  14. I made these with fed sourdough starter instead of flour, and beer as the liquid, instead of milk. I did 90 grams 100%
    sourdough starter, 90 grams beer and 110 grams flour, let rise for several hours, then added everything else. I caramelized the onions and added bacon to make up the bulk of the cooked down onions. I did not add any salt and I’m so glad I didn’t, because they would’ve been much too salty, especially after sprinkling with salt after they came out of the oil. These onion patties were incredibly delicious. They reheat well in a toaster oven, too. Thanks for the great recipe!

    1. @Arjai,
      So…you created your own recipe and posted it here….very rude.

    2. @Shasta,
      WTF… For real? I love when people post their versions. You are the rude one.

    3. @Arjai,
      Sounds like you changed the entire recipe and made something totally different. I think the point of the comment section is to critique the original recipe, not comment on your own personal recipe.

    4. @Betty S., thanks for your comment. I’m so annoyed with people who critique recipes by providing an entirely different recipe. Waste of time you as well as a rude and narcissistic insult to the person who posted the original recipe.

    5. @Arjai, In other words you made a completely different recipe!!

  15. Hello – maybe I missed it. But where are you from that these are popular? I am from Tennessee and North Carolina and I have not heard of these yet. Thanks!

  16. I made for the first time ,and my wife loved them
    I didn’t add salt when I mixed it up but added it when it came out of the oil
    Differently making it again when family comes over

  17. I wish I would have read the reviews before I made these…. I’m usually the one that adds salt to most things on my plate but these were horribly salty. If I make them again I will definitely use 1 tsp. of salt not 2 tsp. They won’t replace onion rings for me.

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