These fritter recipes will elevate your snack gaming by a mile!
Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet or salty, savory or smoky, or all of the above, this round-up has you taken care of.
Fritters are a delectable food item made with something that’s coated and fried in batter. Common fillings include corn, apples, cheese, and potatoes.
This list has recipes for all these, and then some.
I’m talking shrimp and lobster, pasta, and even vegan and vegetarian fritters! There’s definitely everything for every craving.
Also, while many of these fritters are deep-fried in oil and loaded with carbs, I have several healthy fritters in store for you as well.
Excited yet? Let’s get frying!
Quick and Easy Fritter Recipes
My personal recipe for corn fritters couldn’t be easier. You know me. I enjoy cooking, but I also love simplifying things to make life a breeze.
For these corn fritters, there’s no need to make the batter from scratch.
Instead of measuring and combining flour, baking powder or soda, sugar, and salt, just take open a box of Bisquick!
Thanks to this quick hack, you’ll have golden corn fritters in just half an hour.
The best way to sneak veggies into your diet is by coating them in batter and frying them.
In just a few steps, those often unwanted vegetables will transform into an addictive snack.
For this recipe, you use a mix of shredded carrots and zucchini. The different levels from crunch really give these fritters such personalities.
Serve them up with sour cream or yogurt for a delicious and wholesome treat.
These apple fritters taste just like donuts, but even better. There’s no way you’re only eating one of these!
Look how gorgeous these beauties are. If they don’t make your mouth water, perhaps there’s something wrong with your salivary glands?
And yep, they’re as phenomenal as you imagine them to be. They’re perfectly crisp on the outside, pillowy on the inside, and sweet in every bite.
This recipe is for the Filipino version of the classic banana fritters.
Considering the country has an abundance of bananas, trust that Filipinos know exactly how to cook the sweet tropical fruit.
Called maruya, these fritters are made by mashing ripe bananas and mixing them with flour, sugar, baking powder, egg, and milk.
The banana mixture is formed into donuts and pan-fried until golden. They’re sprinkled with sugar for extra sweetness.
Let’s be honest: there’s nothing super enticing about zucchini at all.
Sure, it’s good for the body, but no one jumps up and down at the thought of it.
Enter, zucchini fritters.
These golden treats are crispy, salty, and simply addictive. Even if you triple the recipe, expect no leftovers.
Let yesterday’s dinner be today’s epic lunch! These leftover pasta fritters are made with four simple ingredients, yet they are incredibly delightful.
Your favorite pasta is coated in a batter of cheddar cheese and panko breadcrumbs and pan-fried to perfection.
How do you not fall in love with that?
This bombshell of a snack combines the goodness of sweet shrimp and crunchy corn! To say these balls are delicious is an understatement.
You’ll love the varying levels of textures here.
They’re crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside, and loaded with bits of crunchy corn and snappy shrimp. Amazing!
Who says those on a paleo or Whole30 diet don’t get to indulge in decadent foods? These bacon zucchini fritters are insanely good!
The bacon alone already tells you these fritters are impossible to resist.
Besides the bacon, the fritters are also well-seasoned with onion and garlic powders. They’re absolutely packed with flavor.
These ricotta fritters are crispy on the outside, and incredibly soft and fluffy on the inside. They’re pancakes made even better!
The ricotta adds not just flavor to the fritters but also helps make them super light and airy.
It goes to show that cheese really does make everything better.
These fritters have the combined goodness of potatoes, zucchini, and cheddar cheese!
They’re crispy and crunchy on the outside and tender and creamy on the inside. They’re comfort food at its best.
These treats are spectacular on their own, but I highly recommend you serve them with Greek yogurt mixed with fresh chives.
This pairing is pure perfection.
Cauliflower makes life as a vegan or vegetarian a whole lot easier.
While this cruciferous veggie is bland on its own, the great thing about it is that it absorbs flavors very well.
That’s what makes the vegetable an ideal candidate for fritters.
Crispy, tender, and loaded with flavor: that’s the snack you’ll get from this recipe.
Quinoa isn’t the most common ingredient you’ll see in fritter recipes. It may seem strange, but don’t knock it till you try it!
Combining quinoa, sweet potatoes, onions, greens, and curry powder, these fritters are a wonderful mix of tastes and textures.
They’re also incredibly hearty, nutritious, and portable, making them a perfect breakfast on the go.
Leftover rice has never tasted this good!
These fritters are made from last night’s rice and two kinds of cheese.
This is another one of those unusual combos, but trust me, they work like magic.
Finished with a sprinkling of sugar, these fritters are sweet, salty, savory, and simply spectacular.
These Thai corn fritters will make you sing with joy!
A mix of corn, coconut milk, green onions, and cilantro, you’d think these fritters will taste just like cornbread, but nope, they don’t.
Flavored with garlic chili sauce, ginger paste, and red curry paste, these fritters are definitely unique.
They’re primarily sweet and savory, but with hints of warmth and spice from the Asian seasonings.
An awesome way to make peas taste great is to combine them with ham. Case in point? These seriously delectable fritters!
This is a simple combo of peas, ham, flour, baking powder, and eggs.
These five ingredients, when mixed together and fried, create a snack that’ll absolutely delight.
I strongly believe that you can make absolutely with crab meat and it’ll still result in a phenomenal dish. These crab fritters prove my point.
Made with just wild crab meat, flour, mayo, and a bunch of seasonings, these fritters are so ridiculously delicious, you’ll crave them.
These are shredded carrots mixed up in batter and pan-fried to perfection.
They’re not only super tasty and crispy but nutritious, to boot!
It’s ideal for when you’re craving something rich and salty, but are also trying to shed off excess pounds at the same time.
It’s fried batter with a cheesy center. How can you go wrong with that?
Besides being wildly addictive, these fritters are also incredibly easy to make.
The recipe only requires five ingredients: flour, cheese, chives, eggs, and sour cream.
I’m pretty sure you already have those things lying around in your kitchen!
No one likes artichokes on their own, but combine them with goat cheese and turn them into fritters, and everyone will go wild.
It’s not just artichokes and cheese, though. The fritters are also seasoned perfectly with thyme, cayenne, smoked paprika, garlic, and lemon.
With these wonderful flavor combinations, these fritters are nothing short of outstanding.
Yes, it’s possible to make fritters without frying! The oven does a wonderful job at cooking and crisping up any batter.
Aside from being healthier than the typical fritter, the flavors in these also don’t disappoint.
The goat cheese sticks are seasoned with fresh rosemary and thyme, resulting in a lovely flavor combo of salty, creamy, nutty, and earthy.
Clams aren’t just great for chowder, but fritters, too!
Aside from the crispy and tender textures, you’ll also love the distinct, briny flavor in these fritters.
Serve them hot with cold yogurt on top for a lovely temperature contrast.
22. Pumpkin Fritters
Don’t let the fall end without trying these pumpkin fritters! Trust me, they’re a must-try.
The batter is seasoned with parmesan, rosemary, and garlic, making these fritters excellently sweet, salty, and peppery all at the same time.
Besides the crispy exterior, I also love the unique, smooth texture the mashed pumpkin brings to the table.
23. Peach Fritters
These peach fritters are better than the best donut holes you’ve had in your life!
They’re sweet, pillowy, and bursting with peach flavor. These bite-sized balls are the bomb.
I’m not kidding when I say they’re outrageously addictive. Consider yourself warned.
Chicken and cheese are a match made in heaven. Covered in fried batter, they taste even better.
These fritters are crunchy on the outside, moist and juicy on the inside, and oozing with cheesy goodness. It couldn’t get any better than that.
These fritters go well with any creamy dressing, but honestly, they’re sensational even without.
I love the idea of using a fancy ingredient to make a humble dish. This contrast makes for one heck of a dish!
The textures are on point, but it’s really the flavors that make these fritters stand out from the rest.
These morsels have the sweetness of lobsters and the spicy goodness of paprika. Together, they’re unstoppable.
Give the classic side dish even more character by turning it into fritters!
Mashed potatoes are smooth, creamy, and silky on their own.
Coating them in batter and frying them gives them a crunchy-crispy outer crust. It creates a lovely textural contrast.
My close friends know how obsessed I am with Filipino food. If you know nothing about this fantastic cuisine, this snack is a good place to start.
Kalabasa okoy are made with strips of squash and carrots flavored with green onions, fish sauce, garlic, and pepper and mixed with a wet batter.
Once fried, these fritters turn into a beautiful golden brown.
Instead of yogurt or sour cream, these crispy fritters are dunked in a dip of fish sauce and vinegar.
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