National Fritters Day is celebrated on December 2 in the United States. A delicious holiday awaits its participants! It is impossible to find a person who does not like treats. The reason is simple: the dish can be sweet, salty, prepared from fruits, meat, or fish – everyone can find the perfect combination!
It is difficult to pinpoint where and when pancakes first appeared. They exist in almost all countries of the world, but under different names. Some researchers believe that the Spaniards and the Portuguese came up with the idea of frying dough with a filling in the 16th century. This dish is simple to make and you can choose almost any ingredients. In America, corn pancakes are the most popular – a versatile dish for any occasion! They can be served with whipped cream, honey, and vegetables.
Flour is one of the main ingredients, so the demand for it has always been high. Initially, grains were ground with special graters, which was a lot of work. Millstones were later invented, initially driven manually. A little later, the power of domesticated animals was used. In 1780, the first steam mill appeared in London, which made producing flour much easier.
- The smallest pancakes are prepared in Holland and are called “poffertjes”. They use a mix of buckwheat and wheat flour and have a diameter of no more than 4 cm. There is a special frying pan with recesses for baking them.
- Very high-calorie pancakes are prepared in Belgium, fried in lard. Nutritionists would not approve!
- The dish is ideal for culinary experiments, from the type of flour to the choice of toppings.
How to take part
Prepare pancakes according to your signature recipe! Almost every hostess has a win-win option. Experiment with unusual recipes – National Day is the perfect time to learn something new. Invite loved ones for a tasting. Head to your favorite restaurant and try a dish from the chef – perhaps he has something to learn?
When is National Fritters Day celebrated in 2023?
National Fritters Day is observed on December 2 each year.