Onion Patties/Latkes



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)
black pepper (optional)
3⁄4 cup milk
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

I usually get about 15 patties but it depends on the size of the batter that you drop in the pan, these are better if fried to very brown and crispy.