Onion Patties/Latkes


Servings: 3-4
  • 2 1⁄2 cups onions, finely diced (I just chop about 3 medium onions for this)
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped (optional)
  • 3⁄4 cup flour
  • 1 1⁄2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons seasoning salt (can use regular salt)
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder (optional, or use 2-3 teaspoons fresh garlic)
  • 1 black pepper (optional)
  • 3⁄4 cup milk
  • 1 oil (for frying, I recommend to use vegetable oil olive oil will interact with the flavor)
  • Chop the onions finely (I chop them about 1/4-inch) then place into a bowl.
  • In another large bowl mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, seasoning salt, cayenne, garlic powder (if using) and a small amount of black pepper; mix to combine well.
  • Add in the milk and whisk until thoroughly combined (the batter will be thick!).
  • Add in the chopped onions and green onions and mix with a wooden spoon until combined.
  • In a large non-stick frypan, heat a small amount of oil to medium-hot, adding in more oil as needed as the patties will absorb too much oil if you add in a large amount of oil at one time.
  • Drop the batter from a tablespoon (no more than about a tablespoon!) into about 1/2-inch of hot oil (I slide the batter off using off another spoon).
  • Flatten slightly with the spoon or spatula.
  • Sprinkle with a little salt.
  • Fry until crispy and brown on both sides.
  • **NOTE** these tend to hold a bit of oil so drain well on paper towels.