The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving and fritter fun facts. As we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know.

We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”

For today’s Did You Know we will look at Fritter fun facts.

fritter fun facts

Fritter Fun Facts: Fritters are found in many cuisines. The French beignets, Italian bigne, and Greek loukoumades are sweet cakes of the first type of fritter.

The batter-frying technique was introduced into Japan by the Portuguese and Spanish in the late 16th century; the tempura that developed, a mixed fry of shrimps, herbs, and vegetables, has been totally incorporated into the cuisine. The Indian pakora is a savoury deep-fried cake containing bits of cauliflower, eggplant, or other vegetables.

Fritto misto is an Italian dish of bits of meat, seafood, and vegetables dipped in batter and fried in olive oil. A specialty dish of various local cuisines is the flower fritter. It uses daylilies, roses, violets, acacia, elder blow, and squash blossoms.

  • Although very similar to a doughnut it differs a bit. It requires some base ingredient beyond the dough it is cooked with.
  • The first historical record of the fritter dates back to 1665. Samuel Pepys, an Englishman who served as a Member of Parliament during the English Restoration period, noted in his diary that he would be enjoying some fritters before Lent!
  • Fritters are extremely popular roadside snacks all over South Asia and are commonly referred to as pakora.

Key Date

  • December 2nd is National Fritter Day.

Fritter Fun Facts We Missed

Let us know if we may have missed any fritter fun facts in the comment section or our food truck forum. If we can verify the facts we will give the reader credit in the article.

Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about Fritters.

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