It's National Fritter Day! And, well, I'm here to tell you that there is NOTHING quite like Latino fritters. They're delicious and simply impossible to resist. Just thinking about my abuelita's croquetas de jamón is making my mouth water right now.

The only way to truly celebrate today is to have one of these absolutely amazing 9 classic Latin fritters. You won't be able to stop yourself from having at least one of each because, oh man, are they all incredibly delicious! In fact, I love them so much that I think they'd even make a great holiday appetizer for my next fiesta. The only problem will be: can I keep myself from eating the whole tray? YUM!

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Corn Fritters (Frituras de Maiz) 1

Corn Fritters (Frituras de Maiz)

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1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 8.5-ounce can creamed corn
1 egg
salt and pepper to taste
vegetable oil for frying

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Manchego Cheese Fritters 2

Manchego Cheese Fritters

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Olive Oil, for deep-frying
2 egg whites
4 oz mature Manchego cheese, finely grated
2 oz fresh bread crumbs
About 1 tablespoon finely chopped herbs, such as parsley, chives, and thyme
Salt and Pepper

Get the full recipe directions from Epicurious.


Plantain Fritters (Arañitas) 3

Plantain Fritters (Arañitas)

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Vegetable oil, for frying
4 garlic cloves
Pinch kosher salt, plus more for seasoning
3 green plantains, peeled and grated on the large holes of a box grater
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro leaves

Get the full recipe instructions from Food Network.

Puerto Rican Stuffed Fritters (Alcapurrias) 4

Puerto Rican Stuffed Fritters (Alcapurrias)

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Yautía (taro root) -- 1 pound
Green bananas -- 4
Sazón seasoning (optional) -- 2 teaspoons
Salt -- 1 teaspoon
Pino filling -- 2 cups
Oil for deep frying

Get the full recipe directions from What's 4 Eats.


Ham Croquettes (Croquetas de Jamon) 5

Ham Croquettes (Croquetas de Jamon)

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~ 60 grams/4 T unsalted butter
~ 60 grams/1/4 C olive oil
A bit less than 1 C of flour (120 grams)
One medium onion very finely diced
1 Liter (~1/4 gallon) whole milk at room temperature
1 packet (250 grams) of jamón Serrano diced into small pieces
Flour for breading
2 beaten eggs
Bread crumbs

Get the full recipe directions from Spanish Sabores.


Cuban Stuffed Potato Fritters (Papas Rellenas) 6

Cuban Stuffed Potato Fritters (Papas Rellenas)

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2-1/2 pounds potatoes (about 8 medium), peeled and cut into wedges
1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
1 small green pepper, finely chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/2 cup sliced green olives with pimientos
1/2 cup raisins
1-1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
1-1/4 teaspoons pepper, divided
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
Oil for deep-fat frying

Get the full recipe directions from Taste of Home.


Pumpkin Fritters (Frituras de Calabaza) 7

Pumpkin Fritters (Frituras de Calabaza)

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1 1/2 pounds calabaza
2 tbsp butter
1 egg
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 cups self rising flour
cooking oil

Get the full recipe instructions from Island Flave.

Yuca Fritters (Arepitas de Yuca) 8

Yuca Fritters (Arepitas de Yuca)

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2 pounds of cassava
2 eggs
2 teaspoons salt
2 Tablespoons of milk
1/2 teaspoon of garlic mashed
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon of anise (optional)


Shrimp & Potato Fritters (Bombas de Camarones y Papas) 9

Shrimp & Potato Fritters (Bombas de Camarones y Papas)

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1 pound of warm mashed potatoes
4 tablespoons butter (cut into bits)
2 tablespoons of butter (for sauteing)
1 cup Munster Cheese (grated)
1 egg yolk
1/4 cup parsley (chopped)
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1 pound raw shrimp (peeled and de-veined)
1 cup onions (diced)
1/2 cup flour
1 egg (lightly beaten)
1 cup fine bread crumbs

Get the full recipe directions from Hispanic Ohio.