Fritter is a name applied to a wide variety of fried foods, usually consisting of a portion of batter or breading which has been filled with bits of meat, seafood, fruit, or other ingredients. In the United States, fritters are small cakes made with a primary ingredient that is mixed with an egg and milk batter and either pan-fried or deep-fried; wheat flour, cornmeal, or a mix of the two may be used to bind the batter.
Corn fritters are often made with whole canned corn and are generally deep-fried. Corn fritters are savory bites of fried or baked corn batter made with a mixture made with corn, egg, flour, milk, and melted butter. These treats can be eaten alone, served as a side, or enjoyed with a topping like syrup, powdered sugar, or jam. This delicious dish can be eaten any time of the day. Some people enjoy them as a breakfast treat, and others like to eat them for dinner along with a main meal.
Corn fritters are a traditional savory Southern snack. Traditional corn fritters are a mixture of corn kernels, egg, flour, milk, and melted butter. They can be deep fried, shallow fried, baked, and may served with jam, fruit, honey, or cream. They may also be made with creamed corn, baked, and served with maple syrup. Corn fritters may have a similar appearance to, and may be mistaken for Johnnycakes.
Although corn fritters originated in the South, many other cultures have come up with similar dishes that are made with vegetables dipped in batter that are then deep-fried.
To celebrate National Corn Fritters Day, take your family out to your local Southern-style restaurant. Corn fritters are sure to be on the menu. If you prefer, you can use a quick and easy recipe cook some homemade fritters.