Don’t fritter away the day without enjoying a tasty, delectable fried treat. December 2 is National Fritters Day!
If you’re wondering haven’t they already done this before? then you have an excellent memory. Back in July we celebrated National Corn Fritters Day. Oh man, those were good! And simple to make. Fritters can consist of basically anything dredged in batter and fried in oil. Fruits, vegetables, and meat can all be turned into fritters; some of the more popular varieties include potato fritters, apple fritters, banana fritters, pineapple fritters, and zucchini fritters. Even crab cakes are technically considered a type of fritter, as is tempura.
Growing up, my mom used to make apple fritters. These were an amazing blend of sweetness and tartness, and a favorite childhood treat. I hadn’t had in at least 25 years…until a few months ago, when she surprised us with a batch. In retrospect, I know why she did this. We had had my parents over for dinner the evening we served corn fritters, and the following exchange occurred on the blog:
Well, it really wasn’t. I swear. But not long after, she made those apple fritters. Which were every bit as delicious as I remembered. The moral of the story? You can’t go wrong with a fritter.
I was torn between making those apple fritters, and the corn fritters we enjoyed last time. In the end, the fact that tomorrow is National Apple Pie Day swayed me toward the savory ones. Only this time, we added more ingredients to our original recipe (follow the link above), and I’m calling them Southwest Corn and Green Chile Fritters. They’ve also got diced onion, minced garlic, salt, pepper, and were delicious dipped in a green chili verde sauce.
- Thanksgiving Stuffing Fritters (seriouseats.com)
- Corn Fritter Fretting (cookingexploitz.wordpress.com)
- Ukoy / Okoy (Shrimp Fritters) Recipe (pinoycook.wordpress.com)
- Zucchini, Mint and Chilli Fritters with Avocado Salsa and Poached Eggs (joie-de-vivre-blog.com)