They’re golden-brown, crispy, and greasy in the most delicious way. Love fried foods? Fritters Day, observed annually on December 2, is your day to celebrate.
Don’t know what a fritter is? Chances are, you’ve sampled at least one. A fritter is simply a vegetable, meat or fruit encased in a deep-fried breading.
Sweet fritters include apples, raisins or sliced almonds glazed with white icing. They are addictive. Have one with your afternoon java and you will crave a repeat of that sweet moment every day.
Seafood is a delicious fritter of the savory kind. The stars on every appetizer menu in the Bahamas, are conch fritters. They are served with a tangy, creamy dipping sauce. In the United States, clam and corn fritters are ubiquitous, and are welcomed accompaniments to barbecue.
Bite-sized appetizers are created in deep fryers everywhere. They may not be called fritters but they are all candidates for your Fritters Day festivities.
Shrimp tempura grace Japanese menus. Vegetable pakora is an Indian variation, and Italians love to nosh on zucchini fritters. So pull out the deep fryer and play host to a gathering of friends.
Everyone can toss in their favorites to create a smorgasbord of sweet, savory fritters. There are no rules. If it can be breaded, into the pool of oil it goes. After all, frying makes everything better, does it not?