By Carl Hanson

You can fritter that. Pears, bananas, corn, carrots, crab, cheese, apples, pumpkin, cauliflower...sweet or savory, it doesn't matter -- they're all fritterable! So come on, let's get to fritterin'.

1. Mom's Apple Fritters

Crisp, sweet, fluffy apple fritters. Roll them in cinnamon sugar. They're breakfast, snack, and dessert.

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2. Zucchini Fritters

Is there a tastier way to get your veggies? A little yellow squash and shredded carrots round out these crispy cakes.

Photo by Linda T

3. Buttermilk Hush Puppies

Don't be fooled by the adorable name, they're fritters. Crispy, delicious cornmeal fritters.

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4. Cauliflower Fritters

Fried in a little olive oil, these are that rarest of all treats: the healthy, delicious appetizer. And bonus time, it takes mere minutes to prepare them. For more, check out our 7 Best Crispy Cauliflower Cakes.

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5. Carrot Fritters

Shredded carrots combine with chopped onion and green onions in a thin batter. Yummy on their own or with a dipping sauce.

Photo by pelicangal

6. Corn Fritters

Old-timey corn fritters. At the height of summer, use fresh corn; otherwise, canned corn works great. Try them with warm syrup for a sweet-savory surprise.

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7. Banana Fritters

No apples? Reach for the ripe bananas.


8. Cheese Fritters

Cottage cheese creates the base for this fritter batter. "These are terrific!" raves Michigan Mommy. "One tip: don't make the dough balls too big. They don't cook in the middle, leaving a creamy center, which is still good, but not how they are supposed to be. Also make sure, as with all oil frying, that your oil it hot hot hot! That way they won't be greasy. These were so tasty, not heavy or greasy at all!"

Photo by Ghada

9. Clam Fritters

"Love, love, love these clam fritters," raves Ms. Chef Esh. "I do not add the green pepper, I don't want to distract from the clams! I serve them with a 'blooming onion' sauce for dipping and boy do they go fast!"

Photo by Lori

10. Pumpkin Fritters

These plump little pumpkin fritters feature a hint of curry. "Easy, quick, light and yummy," raves Lindsey. "I cut the flour, as suggested in other reviews, added a touch more curry and a few dashes of garlic powder. Sprinkled them with coarse salt while still warm. Served with cucumber raita."

Photo by Stephanie

11. Elijah's Phulourie

"These savory fritters are made with split pea flour and a blend of mild spices," says JWARD100. "An East Indian snack that goes well with mango chutney!"

Photo by pomplemousse

12. Peach Fritters

"We had a case of lovely O'Henry peaches and a fryer with leftover oil," says mtnfalcon. "Put two and two together and created this warm variation on various fruit fritter recipes. Kids loved 'em!"

Photo by mtnfalcon

More Fritter Recipes

And that's not even the half of it, people. We've got so many more fritters! You know what else you can fritter?

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