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Fritters are small, sweet or savory cakes or balls that are dipped in a batter, deep fried until golden brown and heated through, and then served hot. Alternately, the ingredients can be mixed into a thick batter that is scooped up and dropped by spoonfuls into hot oil to cook. They can also be cooked on a hot griddle instead of deep-fried in oil.
Savory fritters, like crab or corn, are typically served as an appetizer or accompaniment to a meal. Depending on the ingredients, they may be served with a sauce or gravy.
Sweet fritters, like apple or banana, are eaten as a dessert or breakfast item and are often dusted with or rolled in powdered sugar before serving. They can also be served with a sauce, or drizzled with a sugar glaze.
Meats, fish or seafood, vegetables and fruits are all commonly found in fritter recipes.
photo: cls333 Made with granny smith apples, cinnamon, apple cider vinegar, sugar, sparkling apple cider, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, heavy cream stovetop Amish Apple Fritters
photo: thestone46 Made with cooking apples, brown sugar, milk, lemon juice, flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt, eggs, lemon oven, electric skillet/wok Blueberry Fritters photo: hopelessromantic Made with powdered sugar, vegetable oil, milk, egg, salt, sugar, baking powder, all-purpose flour, blueberries, flour An Outstanding Conch Fritter Made with eggs, key lime juice, tomato paste, flour, baking powder, milk, thyme, parsley, oregano, celery seed stovetop
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Apple Fritter Rings From Pancake Mix
photo: duzzy4444 Made with confectioners' sugar, ground nutmeg, vegetable oil, Red or Golden Delicious apples, lemon juice, pancake mix, water Worlds Best Conch Fritters Made with cayenne pepper, cake flour, peanut oil, onions, green peppers chopped fine, red pepper chopped fine, celery chopped fine, fresh jalapeno minced, ground or chopped fine conch, eggs Corn Ball Fritters Made with chicken bouillon cube, flour, baking powder, salt, basil, paprika, garlic, black pepper, milk, eggs deep fryer Dixie Crossroads' Corn Fritters Made with powdered sugar, whole corn, oil, flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, eggs, milk, liquid butter stovetop, deep fryer Cafe Blue Cheese Fritters Made with eggs, flour, blue cheese, Parmesan cheese, Parsley, fresh-chopped, salt, lemon juice, black pepper, cream cheese