Vegan fritters are easy and yummy appetizers perfect for any party irrespective even if you are an omnivore. If you are plant-based, you can always enjoy these fritters guilt-free.
Here is a collection of vegan fritters you can add to your party menu or even at home you can enjoy them as snacks or as a side. Choose your favorite ones and try them for your next party. Even kids will love these crispy and yummy fritters.
What are fritters?
Fritters are traditionally deep-fried snacks, basically a portion of vegetables, or proteins (meat or plant-based) that are battered, breaded, or not breaded. However, you can make them healthier with alternative cooking methods like baking, air frying, etc.
To make fritters you will need a binding agent like flour, slurry, bread crumbs like panko crumbs, or a mix of any of them. You can customize them as your requirement (dietary also). Regular flour that gives a crispy texture is all-purpose flour or refined flour. You don't really need eggs or any dairy to make your fritters taste better. You still can make the best vegan fritters.
However, for a gluten-free version, you may love to replace this flour with other gluten-free flour. Some of the best gluten-free flour/flour for fritters are chickpeas flour, rice flour, and buckwheat flour. Also corn starch, tapioca starch, and potato starch add a bit more crispiness to the fritters.
Best Vegan Fritters
Here is a list of a few of my best fritters that I make too often as they are not only easy to make but also the best in texture and taste. These are great vegan appetizers you can add to your party menu. You can also play around with the ingredients and make your own version of the fritters. For detailed recipes, check each of them individually.
These are pan-fried fritters with a generous amount of oil but are not deep-fried. You can also make them in the oven or air fryer. Don't forget to read the extra tips in the recipe for the best zucchini fritters that won't fall apart. If you love zucchini check out my vegan zucchini recipes.
Again another healthy fritter for kids. These are vegan and gluten-free also. A great way to add green vegetables like broccoli to kids' diet. These are keto-friendly also. Check out more vegan broccoli recipes and vegetarian keto recipes.
Cabbage fritters are again those vegan fritters made with cabbage. If you love cabbage and wish to add it to your diet, then check out some more vegan cabbage recipes on the blog. These cabbage fritters are gluten-free also.
Again these are vegan and gluten-free fritters you can make easily at home. These are deep-fried fritters but they are too delicious to resist not to have them.
These crispy balls with flavors from Chinese cuisine are just awesome. However, you can also check vegetable Manchurian balls that are also vegan fritters.
These zucchini fritters are made in the air fryer and it makes the best zucchini fritters. They are easy and quick to make in the air fryer.
Falafel is a vegan alternative to meatballs in fact. These chickpea fritters are so delicious and yummy. It's also effortless to make with a few tips to make them perfectly crispy yet tender inside. These are high-protein appetizers that will keep you full for longer. You can also bake them or air fry the falafel for a healthier version.
Corn fritters are easy party appetizers and take less than 15 - 20 minutes.
These are easy kabab made with corn paste (blended) and mixed with spices, then deep-fried. And it's delicious too. These are a bit different from the corn fritters.
Spinach fritters are fritters made with spinach greens. These are also vegan and gluten-free fritters.
You can make your potato fritters in many ways indeed. Check out a few of the recipes on the blog and choose your kind of potato fritters. They are tater tots, potato latkes, mashed potato cakes/ fritters, cauliflower potato tots, hash browns, etc.
Eggplant Fritters (Vegan)
Not so common these eggplant fritters are way too delicious than you can expect them to be. Perfectly crispy outside and delicious soft eggplant inside are too good. It's easy to make them. They taste better when deep-fried. These are vegan and gluten-free too.
If you are looking for a low-carb option for the fritters, these cauliflower hashbrowns are the ones you must try.