Don’t Fritter Away National Fritters Day!



Whip up some yummy fritters to tantalize your taste buds! “They” say that fritters have been around since the days of ancient Rome, and their popularity is even greater today.



For breakfast or dessert, it’s tough to beat fresh apple fritters… no canned apple filling will do. Serve them up dusted with powdered sugar and warmed 100% maple syrup on the side. Okay, whipped cream, made with some vanilla extract is also awesome!


Enjoy fritters… or croquettes… any way you like. Some are sweet. Others are savory. They all get fried and then served hot with dips or dustings. Make them as happy little fried dough balls or flattened, highly-textured, almost pancake thin flats.

I’ve shared Mom’s Zucchini Rounds recipe in an earlier post. (Still out here in my 2022 articles.) But a great variation on it is to double the sweet onion and cheese and also add shredded carrots.


Another favorite harkens back to Native American origins… the corn fritter… served hot and toasty with a generous scoop of honey butter. Well, yeah! Okay, I need those NOW! Here’s a great twist on the original is Fluffy Corn Fritters.



Fluffy Corn Fritters
3 c fresh white corn kernels (or frozen baby kernels, thawed)
1 green onion, very thinly sliced (green portion only)
¼ c sweet onion, finely chopped
1 c flour
1 c corn starch
2 T monkfruit or granulated sugar
1 tsp baking powder
2 lg or x-lg eggs, lightly beaten
¾ c heavy cream
Vegetable oil for frying
Garnish options: sliced green onion, chopped parsley, and/or a dusting of powdered sugar

Combine corn, onions, flour, corn starch, monkfruit and baking powder. Stir in eggs and cream thoroughly. Coat bottom of large skillet with vegetable oil over med-high heat. Scoop mixture by 2-3 T mounds into hot oil, spreading each lightly into flat, circular shapes. Cook 2-3 min, and turn over, letting it cook another 2-3 min till golden brown. Add more oil as needed. Drain on wire rack over paper towels and season with salt. Garnish as desired and serve hot. Makes 12-15.

About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 20+ books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist, dedicated foodie, and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."
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