Feel-good fritters all the way home.
1 Mar 2021 - 4:36 PM  UPDATED 5 Mar 2021 - 11:12 AM

Pancake flat or fluffy like a doughnut, these sweet and savoury fritters suit any whim. Go vege with potato and pea, or indulge in fried fruits - your fritter bond just got a whole lot stronger.

1. Holla at the jalapeno

Moreish as. Melbourne's Smith & Daughters serve these vegan corn fritters in quantities of three or six at the restaurant. People always, ALWAYS choose six. You’ll see why!

2. Beer batter, beer batter

The secret to Stephanie Alexander's carrot and basil fritters lies in the light beer batter and they're fabulous with a yoghurt dipping sauce.

Stephanie Alexander's carrot fritters

3. Fennel friendships

Known as a marathon in Greek, the fennel was thought to have increased longevity, strength and courage amongst ancient civilisations. We can’t say these crispy fritters will make boost your braveness levels, but we can speak to their deliciousness.

4. Meanwhile in Bangkok...

What makes a fish cake superb? The bouncy texture is non-negotiable, the red curry has to shine through and the flavours from the galangal, the chilli, the ginger all have to sing. The balance between sweet, sour, hot, and salty have to come together.

Snapper fish cakes with cucumber relish

5. Cauliflower is calling

Simple cauliflower becomes a must-have snack with drinks when encased in a spiced cider batter.

6. Pea poppers

Light, fluffy and almost dumpling-like, these deep-fried vegetarian treats make such a delicious snack and are a great way to get the kids eating their greens.

7. Siesta calls

These crisp fritters are a speciality of the Cádiz province in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia. Prawns are encased in a batter of chickpea flour, parsley and onion before being fried.

8. Sweet cheeses!

Syrniki are fritters made from a farmer’s cheese called tvorog - similar to cottage cheese and ricotta, but is drier and has a tangy taste. If you've ever attempted to make pancakes, you'll find these a breeze and they go great with some berry jam and dusted with icing sugar.

Syrniki feature in Ukrainian, Russian, Belarusian, Latvian, Lithuanian and Serbian cuisine.

9. A Latin American rainy day delight

Banana fritters are a traditional pastry made by Latin American grandmothers and people in Argentina and Uruguay prepare them on rainy days to share with the local drink, mate, which resembles a green tea.

10. Apple of our eye

Hailing from Italy, these irresistible fried balls of appley dough are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Serve warm and dusted with sugar. This recipe makes 100! People, 100! 

11. Custard is such a wonderful thing

If you have a special fondness for both custard and fried things, you'll want to pop this chocolate and orange sensation in your mouth quicksmart. Dusted in a fennel sugar, these scream Italian getaway.

12. Ricotta stacks up

This light fritti recipe is quite simple and well-suited to entertaining. Ricotta made with goat’s milk is deliciously creamy with a lovely herbaceous, almost earthy note and is complemented beautifully with the addition of honey and pistachio. 

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Corn fritters (perkedel jagung)

These crisp, golden bundles burst with the sweetness and brightness of fresh corn, and are perfect for casual bites when entertaining.

Pumpkin fritters with sweet ginger yoghurt

These breakfast fritters are soft on the inside and coated in a crispy batter then dusted with a sweet cinnamon sprinkle. Dip into the ginger yoghurt for extra deliciousness.

Chinese toffee apple fritters

These Chinese-style toffee apples are simply apples fried in a crisp batter and tossed through a molten caramel. The apple pieces are picked up with chopsticks while still warm and dipped into iced water to set the caramel, delivering a crisp crunch with every mouthful.

Honey and cheese fritters (seadas)

These light, golden fritters are a little bit sweet and a little bit savoury. 

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