°1 cup all-purpose flour
°2 teaspoons white granulated sugar
°2 teaspoons of yeast
°1/2 teaspoon of salt
°1/4 teaspoon black pepper
°2 tsp self-rising 
°2 1/2 cups chopped yellow onions - finely chopped
°1 cup milk
°1/2 cup cooking oil - Canola works well


Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, black pepper and cornmeal in a large bowl.
Mix chopped onions.
Pour in the milk and mix well with a spoon. The batter will be thick.
Heat about ½ inch of oil in a skillet (preferably cast iron) on top of the stove.
Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, drop the batter into the hot oil. Flatten a little with a spatula so they cook more evenly. You can make them a bit smaller if you want.
Cook on one side until golden brown (about 3-4 minutes) and flip to cook on the other side (about 3-4 minutes).
If necessary, add more oil to the pan while frying in batches.
Place on paper towel to drain off excess oil. Sprinkle each with a little salt if desired.
Makes 10 to 12 onion patties.
THICKNESS: Make sure the patties are not too thick or the center will not be cooked. It is better to have smaller patties and flatten them.
ADD-INS: Add 1/4 cup crumbled crispy bacon to batter just before frying; Sauté 1/4 cup chopped mushrooms and add to batter; add a little grated parmesan to the dough; or sprinkle cheese on top before serving. 
TOPPING: Finely chopped fresh herbs are a nice addition not only adding a bit of color but flavor too!
SPIC IT UP: Add 1/4 tsp. of your favorite hot sauce to the dough.
VEGAN: Replace milk with soy milk or your favorite non-dairy milk.
GLUTEN FREE: Use 1:1 gluten free flour instead of regular flour and gluten free baking powder. Also check the cornmeal to make sure it's gluten-free.
Enjoy !