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20 deliciously simple fritter recipes

Is there anything you can't put in a fritter? From veges and seafood to meat and cheese, a good fritter recipe is a must-have in your cooking repertoire. Discover our best recipes in this lip-smacking collection.

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    Classic mussel fritters

    Nici Wickes' delicious mussel fritters recipe is incredibly easy to make and fantastic served with lemon wedges and a herby, creamy mayo sauce. Enjoy for a tasty lunch with friends and family

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Pea and pecorino fritters

    If you’re a fan of Parmesan, why not give pecorino a try? Made from sheep milk, it’s similarly sharp but milder and slightly sweeter. Nici Wickes' pairs it peas and dill in these little pancakes

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Gluten-free ham and spring onion fritters

    These ham and spring onion fritters are perfect for a weekend brunch or lunch, especially for anyone looking for gluten-free inspiration. Serve with avocado and baby tomatoes for extra tastiness.

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Spiced vegetable fritters

    Pakoras, or spiced vegetable fritters, have long been one of my favourite Indian snacks – they’re delicious and a great way to sneak more vegetables into your diet.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Nici Wickes' sauerkraut fritters

    The goodness of these tasty fritters combined with a feast of seasonal toppings means these can easily pass as a dinner. Plus, who can argue with something that is so good for you?

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Quinoa & sweet potato fritters with garlicky matcha mayo

    Whether you're looking for a hearty vegetarian brunch or a light dinner, these quinoa and sweet potato fritters are a star. Served with egg, salad and a drizzle of garlicky matcha mayo, it's a flavour-packed meal everyone will love.


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    Tua Tua fritters with tartare

    Definitely one of my favourite pastimes is digging for shellfish at low tide with my family. It’s a terrific way for the kids to connect with where their food comes from. They can help with the whole process; gathering, preparation, removing the meat from the shells and, of course, cooking the actual fritters. - Al Brown


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    Cheesy courgette fritters

    Make the most of summer's bounty of courgettes with this cheesy courgette fritter recipe. Quick, easy and delicious, these fritters become a light meal when topped with a poached egg and bacon


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    The Shack's chickpea and corn fritters

    These corn fritters have been on our menu since day one - they're a bit of a Shack classic. I love the flavour you get from the chickpea flour in this recipe, and it's gluten free too!

    Food To Love|

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    Pāua fritters

    As kids, we were spoiled with these! Friends of Mum and Dad always used to drop off pāua and now I crave them, so I love getting my hands on some when I can. I have changed my usual recipe a little, with inspiration from my chef brother, by adding some herbs and zest. These are fantastic!

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Mexican sweetcorn and tomato hushpuppies

    'Hushpuppy’ is an American term used to describe a doughy fritter. Nici's version has a crisp, pillowy texture, and are loaded with corn, cumin and tomatoes to give them a Mexican theme.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Thai crab fritters with cabbage salad

    These crispy golden Thai inspired crab fritters make the perfect dinner any night of the week. Paired with a fresh cabbage salad, this fresh, wholesome, and authentic dish ticks all the boxes! Suitable for the 2-Day Fast Diet.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Classic Kiwi whitebait fritters

    Perfect a Kiwi classic with this recipe for whitebait fritters. Serve with a squeeze of lemon juice and thick slices of white bread smothered in plenty of butter

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Pear fritters with raspberry rose syrup

    These sweet and indulgent pear fritters with raspberry rose syrup are easy to prepare and simply divine. The perfect sweet treat for breakfast, morning, or afternoon tea!

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Corn and prawn fritters

    These sweetcorn and prawn fritters served with a lemony sour cream dressing taste sensational together.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Cauliflower cheese fritters

    We know cauliflower has been expensive so for these fritters, Nici treated them like luxury, pairing with mozzarella and feta to create delicious fritters that are great served with relish or chutney.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Broccoli and haloumi fritters

    Broccoli and haloumi pair magically in these quick and easy fritters. Try serving with crispy bacon and a poached egg for a low-carb breakfast or light dinner.


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    Mini mussel fritters with caper aioli

    Could there be anything more quintessentially Kiwi than mussel fritters at the beach? This recipe is a perfect one to mix up at home, then bring to your picnic spot to fry up on the portable BBQ.


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    Avocado, courgette and pea fritters with feta and mint

    Swap your usual avo on toast for something a little more exciting with this fritter recipe. Avocado, courgette and peas give these fritters a delicious green hit, while feta is the perfect way to add some extra creamy goodness