Fritters are made and sold all over the world. Basically, any dough-like consistency that is fried until crispy could be considered a fritter. A fritter can be made sweet or savory, filled with meat, fruit, and veggies, or not stuffed at all! However, it is so simple to make a plant-based fritter because you can simply replace any egg or dairy ingredients with a vegan alternative.

We went through the Food Monster App recipe archives to bring you a wide variety of our vegan fritter recipes to celebrate National Fritter Day!

1. Jalapeño Hush Puppies

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Some of you may be wondering, what the heck is a hush puppy? It’s basically a fried corn dog, with no dog, and whatever else you would like to pack in there! Sounds underwhelming, but it’s so good. When you just need something fried and indulgent, these Jalapeño Hush Puppies are just for you.

2. Fried Artichoke Hearts With Garlic Dill Aioli 

Source: Fried Artichoke Hearts

These vegan Fried Artichoke Hearts have the perfect crunch, but are still tender on the inside. The star of the dish is the artichoke and its saltiness is accentuated with this tangy topping.

3. Carrot Fritters With Tahini Yogurt SauceCarrot Fritters With Tahini Yogurt Sauce

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If you think the words “fritter” and “good-for-you” can’t go together, these Carrot Fritters aim to challenge that notion! Loaded with fresh carrots, herbs, and flax, these babies pack a powerful nutritional punch. Serve them over a bed of fresh microgreens and pair them with the simple, creamy tahini yogurt sauce.

4. Zucchini Chickpea FrittersZucchini Chickpea Fritters [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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These are probably the fastest, yummiest Zucchini Chickpea Fritters you can make. They’re very, very simple and unbelievably fluffy and soft without baking powder.

5. Sweet Apple Calas: New Orleans Rice Fritters

Source: Sweet Apple Calas

Calas are the lesser-known brother of the iconic New Orleans beignet. Made with leftover rice and fried plump and golden in coconut oil, calas are surprisingly easy to make. The addition of apples in this Sweet Apple Calas recipe makes them taste like autumn. These sweet treats are pleasantly reminiscent of apple fritters.

6. Eggplant FrittersEggplant Fritters

Source: Eggplant Fritters

These elegant Eggplant Fritters are simple to make, ready in a flash, and exceptionally delicious. The tender eggplant is battered in a light gram flour batter and then deep fried until they are soft and creamy on the inside.

7. Turmeric Zucchini Fritters 

Source: Tumeric Zucchini Fritters

These Tumeric Zucchini Fritters are a delicious way of cooking this vegetable that you are bound to love. Packed with warming spices, they’re the perfect way to transition this summer squash into fall.

8. Battered Okra Fritters Battered Okra

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This recipe for battered okras will give you the perfect dish to bring to a party. The batter is seasoned and provides a crisp golden shell that is complimented by the tender okra inside. Plus, these Battered Okra are simple, quick, and incredibly easy to make.

9. Tofu ‘Fish’ FrittersTofu Fish Fritters 1

Source: “Fish” Fritters

Transform tofu into deliciously crispy “Fish” Fritters with this easy-to-follow recipe! First, the cubes of tofu are given a generous splash of sesame oil and soy sauce, then they are coated in a mixture of spices, and finally wrapped in a sheet of nori (because nothing says fish like the flavor of seaweed)! After a dip in the chickpea-buckwheat batter, these little cubes simply need to be pan-fried for a few minutes and voila! Fish fritters. Serve with some vegan tartar sauce and go to town.

10. Bengali Potato Fritters

Source: Bengali Potato Fritters

These Bengali Potato Fritters are crispy, perfumed with spices, and incredibly addictive. The thinly sliced potatoes are covered in a savory batter and then fried until crisp and golden. They are everything you want from fried potatoes.

11. Zucchini Coconut Fritters With Tomato Salsa 

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These fritters come together pretty quickly and are quite tasty for the small amount of work involved. The base of these Zucchini Coconut Fritters is a mixture of shredded coconut and grated zucchini that is seasoned with lemon, mint, and cilantro. To add a fresh component, make a quick tomato salsa with a bit of red onion, lemon juice, cayenne, and hemp seeds.

12. Baked Sabudana Vada: Indian Tapioca Fritters 

Source: Sabudana

Sabudana is a delicious deep-fried snack that is popular in Maharashtra, India that is made from soaked sabudana (tapioca pearls), boiled and mashed potatoes, coarsely crushed peanuts, and a few spices. The fritters are a little spicy and somewhat sweet- everything you want in one snack! They are quite filling and will keep your tummy and soul sorted and satisfied until your next meal.

13. Squash Fritters 

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These Squash Fritters are super simple and quick to make. Mashed winter squash (or sweet potato) are combined with a spicy jalapeño cream and then fried to crispy perfection. They can be a delectable side or take the main stage when paired with a side salad.

14. Spicy Sweet Potato Rosti: Swiss Potato Spicy Sweet Potato Rosti: Swiss Potato Fritter

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Rosti, also called roschti, are originally a Swiss breakfast dish made from mildly seasoned grated potatoes that are pan-fried as a large pancake or fritter. This version is inspired by the original but they’re made with sweet potatoes and seasoned with ginger, curry leaves with added onions and bell peppers. Packed with flavor, these make amazing breakfast or brunch items, as well as appetizers. They absolutely have to be tried with vegan sour cream.

15. Light and Crispy Zucchini Fritters Zucchini Fritters

Source: Light and Crispy Zucchini Fritters

These Light and Crispy Zucchini Fritters are beautifully spiced, golden-brown discs of deliciousness. The zucchinis are salted and pressed before being mixed with a bold blend of herbs and spices. These fritters can be served on their own or you can put them inside of a pita for a tasty wrap.

For even more fritter recipe options check out 19 Easy and Delicious Recipes for Fritters and 6 Corn Fritter Recipes You’ve Got to Try by downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 20,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

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