Onion Fritters – All the taste of an onion ring in a simple to make little fritter (pancake). These are great as a side dish or as a fancy appetizer!
I love onion rings. But there’s no way I’m going to make them at home. I don’t deep fry anything here. And the idea of dunking all those onions just tires me out. That’s where these onion fritters rock! All the taste of an onion ring in a simple to make little pancake.
That’s right, these taste just like onion rings. So good! And you can make them ahead and serve them when you’re ready. Just keep them in a low oven (like 200 degrees F) for up to an hour. Though I do like them best when they are hot out of the skillet.
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I call for hot sauce in the recipe. Use your favorite. Mine is Sriracha. I love that stuff. A little sweet. A little spicy. Not too hot. Not vinegary in flavor. But if you prefer another kind, by all means, use the one you like the most.
As for the milk in the recipe. I’ve only used whole milk, but I’d be willing to bet that a plant-based milk will work just fine. That simple substitution would make these Onion Fritters vegan. But, again, I haven’t tried it; let me know if you do.
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- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon yellow cornmeal
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup milk
- 1/8 teaspoon hot sauce
- 1 large sweet yellow onion, finely chopped
- oil for frying
- Combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, thyme, and salt in a large bowl. Stir milk and hot sauce into the dry ingredients. Add the chopped onion, and mix thoroughly.
- Using a cast iron skillet or other heavy bottomed skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Once oil is hot, drop the batter by rounded tablespoons into the hot skillet, flattening them slightly as you do. Fry until the fritters are golden brown on the bottom, about 2 minutes. Turn over, and fry on the other side until golden, about another 2 minutes. Remove the fritters to a paper towel lined plate. Oil the pan as needed to finish frying the fritters
- Keep fritters warm in a low oven, about 200 degrees F while you fry the rest of the batter. Serve warm, plain or with sour cream for garnish.
Makes about 17 fritters