Corn fritters are made of a batter or a dough made from maize that’s made into cakes and fried. They originated in Native American cuisine and are a traditional snack that’s eaten in the Southern United States. They are the perfect summer side item for barbecues, picnics or seafood boils and goes with just about anything. They’re also a snack that has been given their own holiday. A holiday that falls on July 16th and is known as National Corn Fritters Day. Although most people who enjoy this snack don’t need a reason to enjoy them, this holiday is still a good excuse to make an extra batch or two of them.
Amazing Facts About Corn Fritters
Since we are all on the subject of corn fritters, it’s probably a good idea to list some of the facts that we’ve learned about these treats while we were researching National Corn Fritters Day. The following facts are what we fried up and we hope that everyone appreciates them.
- Johnnycakes and corn fritters are often mistaken for one another.
- Other cultures besides Southern and Native American cultures have enjoyed corn fritter dishes.
- Almost half of the world’s corn is grown in the U.S.
Observing National Corn Fritters Day
Observing National Corn Fritters Day is as easy as whipping up some of these sweet or savory treats. If you don’t feel like cooking, however, you should be able to head into any restaurant that serves Southern cuisine and order some up. While you’re observing this holiday, don’t forget to let everyone else know about it by using the hashtag #NationalCornFrittersDay on your social media accounts.
When is National Corn Fritters Day?
|This year (2021)||July 16 (Friday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Next year (2022)||July 16 (Saturday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Last year (2020)||July 16 (Thursday)||Multiple dates - more|