Mmmm … fritters! Who doesn’t love these delectable delights? Some people may call them patties or pancakes, and even latkes but we just call them delicious. Fritters usually refer to some type of fried food that has some type of main ingredient, sweet or savory, cooked in a batter. Common ingredients for fritters include corn, apples, zucchini, and potatoes. Fritters can also refer to fried doughs that don’t have any fillings.

Traditionally, the batter is made of egg, milk, and either flour, cornmeal or both. Of course, the batter can also be made egg-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free. Fritters can be either pan-fried or deep-fried though with people trying to make healthier choices, they can also be baked. If they are fried, it’s important to fry them correctly so they are crispy and not greasy. Read Learn How To Fry Food The Right Way by Following These Tips for all the dos and don’ts or check out 5 Alternatives to Frying Food That Taste Great for other options.

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However you make fritters and whatever you fill them with, the one common denominator is that fritters are easy and delicious. Check out these 19 Easy and Delicious Recipes for Fritters and then try these 10 incredible recipes for fritters you’ll absolutely flip over!

1. Kolokithokeftedes (Greek Squash Fritters)

Kolokithokeftedes (Greek Squash Fritters) [Vegan]

Kolokithokeftedes, or Greek Squash Fritters, are a big name for a small fritter, but the taste is larger than life. Light and crispy and so jam packed with flavor, these traditional fried squash patties that will have your taste buds singing happy songs!

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2. Spring Onion Farro Fritters with Fresh Peas, Asparagus, Radish and Tahini Mint Dressing

Spring Onion Farro Fritters With Fresh Peas, Asparagus, Radish and Tahini Mint Dressing [Vegan]

These Spring Onion Farro Fritters are made with whole-foods, plant-based and so delicious. Filled with fresh, in-season spring produce like fresh peas, asparagus, and radishes, they are perfect on top of a salad with a tahini-mint dressing.

3. Zucchini Fritters with Lemon Basil Cashew Cream

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You can’t beat these vegan, gluten-free Zucchini Fritters with Lemon Basil Cashew Cream. Forget the eggs and white flour – you won’t miss them a bit. These fritters are so light and tasty with the fresh cashew cream. These come together in a pinch, and if you have some extra sauce, don’t sweat it. You will be licking the spoon clean!

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4. Potato and Spinach Cheddar Fritters with Horseradish Dipping Sauce

Potato and Spinach Cheddar Fritters With Horseradish Dipping Sauce [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Fritters satisfy that craving for something fried and cheesy. These Potato and Spinach Cheddar Fritters couldn’t be easier with just a handful of ingredients. They’re crispy and delicious. The horseradish dipping sauce adds creamy spice to the dish.

5. Zucchini Chickpea Fritters

Zucchini Chickpea Fritters [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

These Zucchini Chickpea Fritters are probably the fastest, yummiest fritters you can make. Made with zucchini, chickpeas, and warm spices, these fritters are very, very simple and unbelievably fluffy and soft. Perfect as a side dish, snack or even the main course.

6. Broccoli and Cheddar Fritters

Broccoli and Cheddar Fritters [Vegan]

These Broccoli and Cheddar Fritters are so fast and easy to make, it’s perfect for a last-minute snack or side dish. It hardly takes any ingredients – just the broccoli, the vegan cheese, the egg binder, your favorite spices, and some flour. Make a double batch because these are going to disappear.

7. Super Simple Curried Pumpkin Fritters

Super Simple Curried Pumpkin Fritters [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Pumpkin and curry spices have a great affinity, so these Super Simple Curried Pumpkin Fritters are a winner. They are fast and simple to make, and delicious. They are crispy on the outside and soft in the middle. Serve them with a spoonful of coconut yogurt or just scatter them with some fresh coriander leaves from the garden.

8. Sesame Zucchini Fritters

Sesame Zucchini Fritters [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

These Sesame Zucchini Fritters are the perfect way to use zucchini. Naturally vegan and gluten-free, just sprinkle with sesame seeds, pop them in the oven and twenty minutes later, crispy orbs of zucchini delight will emerge, ready to be dipped in any number of sauces or condiments.

9. Sweet Potato Fritters

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The sweetness in these Sweet Potato Fritters is perfectly balanced by the spicy jalapeno. These are made with a traditional yeast batter so they are fluffy and delicious. These are the perfect side or snack for the autumn and winter months.

10. Skinny Carrot Fritters

Skinny Carrot Fritters [Vegan]

In India, fritters and chai is a common evening snack during the rainy season. The aroma of chai and hot fritters out of the wok is mind blowing. These Skinny Carrot Fritters can satisfy your cravings while being healthy at the same time. These will make you wish for rainy days.

Yum! Every one of these fritters sounds incredible. Happy National Fritters Day!

Lead image source: Kolokithokeftedes