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. Here everyone will find the perfect combination!
Now it is difficult to figure out where and when pancakes appeared. They exist in almost all countries of the world, however, under different names. Some researchers claim that in the 16th century, the Spaniards and the Portuguese came up with the idea of frying the dough along with the filling. This is a fairly simple dish that is very easy to prepare, and you can choose almost any ingredients. In America, corn pancakes are the most popular – a versatile dish for any occasion! Can be served with whipped cream, honey, vegetables…
Flour is one of the main ingredients, so the demand for it has always been enormous. Initially, the grains were ground with special graters, it was a serious work, then millstones were invented – initially the drive was carried out manually. A little later, the power of trained animals was used. In 1780, the first steam mill appeared in London, which facilitated the production of flour.
Did you know that:
- the smallest pancakes are prepared in Holland and are called “poffertier”. For them, a mix of buckwheat and wheat flour is used, their diameter is not more than 4 cm. There is a special frying pan with recesses for baking;
- very high-calorie pancakes are prepared in Belgium – they are fried in lard. Nutritionists will definitely faint from such a snack!;
- the dish is ideal for culinary experiments, from the type of flour to the choice of toppings.
How to celebrate
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 2022?
National Fritters Day is observed on December 2 each year.