National Corn Fritter Day for the year 2023 is celebrated/observed on Sunday, July 16th. There are until the next observance.
Because late summer is prime time for tasty corn, what better day to commemorate National Corn Fritter Day than July 16? We enjoy corn in a variety of ways, including cornbread, corn salad, corn hash, and corn on the cob smeared in butter, but one of our absolute favorites is crispy, golden brown corn fritters. A fritter is a fried dish that contains some element (meat, fruit, vegetables, shellfish, etc.). Corn fritters originated in the South but are now available on menus across the country. The classic form has a simple batter and corn; however, there are several variants available. Simply searching “corn fritter recipe” yields over 800,000 results! We like them as a snack at any time of day or as a wonderful side dish to complement any dinner (yes, even breakfast). Pour yourself a glass of iced tea, sit back, and let summer wash over you as we take a moment to enjoy the fact that this delightful delicacy has its own day. We guarantee no corny jokes.
📆 When is National Corn Fritter Day?
This year, National Corn Fritter Day is on July 16th. It is the 3rd Sunday in July; in 2024, it is on Tuesday.
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✨ Things to do on National Corn Fritter Day
⚡ Make your own
Corn fritters are created with items that you probably already have on hand: flour, baking powder, eggs, milk, and butter. All you have to do is combine them, add some corn (fresh, tinned, or frozen), and cook them in hot oil. You could even turn it into a dinner party and serve it alongside a variety of other Southern-inspired foods.
⚡ Harvest your own corn
Find a pick-your-own farm that produces corn near you and get lost in the corn fields. If you’re lucky, they could also have a corn maze. If you can’t find a farm, buy fresh corn on the cob from your local grocery store and shuck it yourself; the extra effort will make the fresh corn in your fritters taste much better.
⚡ Branch out to another cuisine
Did you know corn fritters are a hugely popular meal in Indonesia? They’re known as perkedel jagung in Indonesia. Their version is close to ours, although there are several significant variances. They amp up the heat by incorporating onions, shallots, and garlic into the batter and deep frying the fritters in coconut oil. Indian pakoras are a type of Asian fritter that is wonderful when prepared with maize.
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