When you’re in the mood for a home-baked item, something sweet and/or savoury, people often turn to brownies, cupcakes, or cookies to indulge in. For those looking to expand their baking repertoire, fritters are an amazing way to curb those cravings!
Here are five recipes our expert fritter team recommends, to continue your fritter journey (after you stop at the Fritter Shop, of course!)
Italian Frappe Sweet Fritters
An Italian in My Kitchen really brings a taste of Italia to these sweet treats. Fried dough strips are topped with powdered sugar and drizzled with gooey chocolate. It’s simple, yet classic. Yes, you’re definitely more cultured after making these! Check out the recipe here.
Fritters with Dulce de Leche Ice Cream
Jamie Oliver’s recipe pairs hot, delicious fritters with a soft, rich dulce de leche ice cream. So decadent, so sweet, and all from your home! Get the recipe here.
Sweet Zucchini Fritters With Vanilla Ice Cream and Apricots
The beauty of fritters is you can add your own twists! These sweet zucchini fritters are a unique take on a traditionally savoury dish. Paired with a sweet vanilla ice cream and juicy apricots, this dish will be sure to impress your friends. Get the recipe here.
Jamaican Banana Fritters
Enjoy a taste of paradise with these traditional Jamaican banana fritters! Deep frying these bad boys makes them delightfully battery, light, and crunchy. Get the recipe here.
Cheesy Chicken Fritters
We had to include other great fritters! The beauty of fritters is their flexibility! For the family member who insists on a savoury dish, you can delight with these cheesy chicken fritters from Natasha’s Kitchen. Paired with a garlic aioli, it will make even the saltiest of people into fritter fans. Get the recipe here.
Remember Fritter Fam: if you want a box of classic sweet fritters, head on over to The Fritter Shop in St Thomas or at The Market at Western Fair every Saturday 8 am – 3 pm! See you there!
You can also place an order online for pick up right on our site!!
We look forward to seeing you!
How do you prefer your fritters??
Picture this: you’re standing in line at your favourite coffee shop. The sugar craving has hit you like a big truck. You’re itching for a delicious baked good, with fruity flavours. You finally reach the front of the line, but you’re stuck.
Should you get a fritter or a donut?
What seems like a very simple decision (fritter, obvs) is actually complex. They’re both delicious baked goods and the perfect accompaniment to a steaming cup of coffee on a cold Canadian morning. They’re both so, so easy to grab a box of and bring to your coworkers (you’ll be the most popular person in the office!)
But there are some facts which differentiate our favourite baked goods. We’re here to help you make an informed decision. You should totally pick a fritter over a donut, but that’s simply our biased opinion.
Over 10 million donuts are made in the US each year. You don’t want to be one of the crowd. Pick a fritter!
Fritters are versatile. Have you heard of a donut that you can make out of zucchinis? Me neither. Fritters are like chameleons. Pick a fritter.
Donuts are just round. Or square. But always boring. Have you seen donuts that come in beautiful heart shapes? You should totally pick a fritter.
Did you know there are different versions of fritters in different cultures? While in Canada we love our classic sweet fritters, lots of cultures around the world don’t have quite the same sweet tooth. For example, Indian pakoras and Japanese tempura dishes are all forms of fritters! Sweet, right? Pick a fritter!
You can have fritters for all of your meals! The variety of sweet and savoury fritters means you can have one of our sweet fritters for breakfast, corn fritters for lunch, and tempura for dinner! I know I’m sold. Pick a fritter.
The sheer variety and exciting nature of fritters means it’s absolutely the right choice to have with your morning coffee. Stop by our store in St. Thomas or visit us at the Western Fair Farmers Market on Saturday mornings, 8 am – 3 pm for your fritter fix!
Are you craving fritters right now?
Did you know you can purchase fritters for pick-up right here on our website?
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Welcome to The Fritter Shop.
We’re so excited to have you here!
Did you stumble upon our first blog post because you’ve tried our product and fell madly in LOVE with it or because you’re interested in learning more about The Fritter Shop, our beginnings, and future plans? It’s ok if it’s both and no one will judge if you’re secretly addicted to our fritters…
Either way, we’re ecstatic to have you here to enjoy The Fritter Shop story.
Before we jump into The Fritter Shop’s story…
Who is Kelvin?
– A graduate of the business program at Fanshawe College
– A fritter guru with big dreams
– Charismatic conversationalist with a love for making connections and meeting new people (don’t ever be afraid to say hello!) and of course,
– The CEO and founder of The Fritter Shop!
The Beginning… Continued
As a recent graduate from Fanshawe College with big dreams, Kelvin opened The Fritter Shop and it took off in full force! Turning a successful St. Thomas mom and pop Dutch Bakery into an innovative business with sought-after desserts.
“Have you ever thought of taking over the bakery one day?”
The Dutch Bakery’s apple fritters were a success, but Kelvin saw an opportunity to expand! He imagined doing things a little differently. A little more fritter-ish, with local suppliers.
With the family’s secret dough recipe in his back pocket, he began to experiment in the bakery. Not Frankenstein experiment, but Einstein experiment.
And experiment he did… not only with apples, but with lemons, berries and to switch things up, brownies (we may be biased, but the brownie fritters are to die for!)
“I take pride in The Fritter Shop and trying to be innovative”
– Kelvin Van Rijn
With local partners, family support and welcomed feedback, Kelvin successfully expanded the fritter flavours to 13 (and still growing!). You can’t forget the seasonal pumpkin spice fritter.
The Middle (fruit-filled middle!)
With new branding, new flavours and new opportunities, The Fritter Shop began to expand and so did its customers.
Don’t fret, we’re not perfect… there were certainly bumps along the road. As an entrepreneur, you have to take risks. The best opportunities are the ones outside your comfort zone! The important take away is to be proactive, not reactive.
“Don’t be afraid to take the risk and go for it, but do your research”
– Kelvin Van Rijn
As Kelvin took risks, welcomed failures and learned from them he created a product and a brand that people love.
Everyone wanted fritters, at parties, business events, in the office (your coworkers will love you forever!) or on a Saturday stroll through the Western Fair Farmers Market.
They’re great for every occasion and delicious for all ages. A fritter a day keeps the doctor away… or is that only apples?
What’s next for The Fritter Shop?
There are a ton of great plans for The Fritter Shop in 2018 and the team can’t wait to share them with you in person, on social media and now on our blog!
We love our #fritterfam (don’t forget to tag us!)
Join the #fritterfam by posting and sharing your fritter love on social media! @frittershop
We have tons of ideas for upcoming blog posts, but what would you like to read from The Fritter Shop team?