National Corn Fritter Day

There is a day that comes around every year to celebrate the corn fritter. This day is naturally called Corn Fritters Day, and it falls on the 16th of July every year. What is a corn fritter, you ask? It’s a fried cake made out of batter or dough that includes a large quantity of maize.

It was originally used in Native American cuisine but is now enjoyed in various types of cuisine around the world. It’s popular in Southern U.S. cuisine and in Indonesian cuisine, where it’s known as bakwan jagung.

It can be enjoyed as a sweet or savory dish, depending on how one prepares it. Although not everyone is familiar with this dish, we suspect that after this holiday, many more people will discover the corn fritter.

The History of Corn Fritters Day

For thousands of years, Native Americans used ground corn as a food source. In the Pre-Columbian Americas, ground corn was used for making corn flatbread, cornbread, and arepa.

It was also used for making a wide variety of maize-based dishes. When European settlers learned how the Native Americans processed and prepared corn, they created their own variations of the recipes. One of the variations was the corn fritter.

Unfortunately, we simply can’t find out who invented Corn Fritters Day. It’s obviously a holiday that was created by someone who loved this dish, but we can’t find any information that would allow us to ascertain who invented it, where it was invented, or when the holiday was invented.

Observing Corn Fritters Day

We don’t know about the people reading this article today, but we’re going to be celebrating Corn Fritters Day by taking the time to make some corn fritters. These fried treats are pretty easy to make and only require a few simple ingredients.

After making this dish, people should take the time to take a picture of it and post it online using the hashtag #CornFrittersDay. We want to see what everyone else is making for this holiday.

When is it?
This year (2024)
July 16 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
July 16 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
July 16 Sunday
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