Crispy fritters are easy, delicious, budget friendly and versatile. Favorite fritters include corn, zucchini, crab, shrimp and more. Here are the top 55+ side dishes if you're wondering what to serve with fritters for dinner!
(I love fritters and if you need a good recipe I've got one just for you. From Crispy Corn And Crab Fritters, Zucchini Fritters, and Salmon Patties to sweet desserts of Easy Homemade Cherry Fritters and French Apple Beignets (Apple Fritters). So. Good.)
Fritters can be a great main course or a side dish. Great for breakfast with a fried egg and hot sauce. Or a pair it with a poached egg and hollandaise. Fritters work equally well for dinner with a great side salad, some chicken soup or baked fish.
Flavors make the pairing. I love cool yogurt dip with Indian flavored fritters. Corn chowder and sauteed spinach with sweet crab fritters. Homestyle zucchini fritters become the star of the show with mashed potatoes, collard greens and some leftover corn.
Whatever your flavors, there's a side dish here for you. Pick your favorite from the most popular side dishes below.
Dip + Sauce
From sour cream and green onions to tartar sauce or ketchup, a good dipping sauce is essential to a great dinner of fritters. To take it to the next level, try one of these homemade dips or sauces.
What to serve with fritters? Simple vegetables with a twist make delicious side dishes. Baked, roasted, slow cooked or grilled, these are a great way to add color to this sometimes plain looking dish.
Salads are a great side, especially during the summer months. A good Greek salad or corn salad pair well with crispy zucchini fritters while autumn corn or summer zucchini salads pair up well with seafood or crab croquettes.
Soup might seem odd at first, but think about dipping those crispy fritters into a creamy bowl of soup on a cold night... Sounds pretty tasty doesn't it?! From sweet corn chowder to nutty hazelnut soup and earthy mushroom soup, there are flavors to dip every fritter in! (Plus soup is the ultimate make-ahead dish!)
Potatoes + Rice
Potatoes are always a welcome side dish. Go for simple mashed, crispy roasted potatoes or French fried potato chips for a side that will compliment and support the main dish.
Rice is an equally great supporting side dish. Make simple lemon or turmeric rice or make the super luxurious mushroom rice casserole or upgraded Spanish rice. Whichever you choose, I guarantee it will be a great match.
Very popular in the Middle East, you can easily make it at home with ingredients that you already have in your kitchen.
Fish, Meat + Eggs
If your fritters are vegetable based, you might like to add a higher protein side dish. Grilled fish or meat or a pan-fried runny egg over top are all great ideas along with these delicious recipes.
Dessert Fritter Sides
Fritters are great for dessert too! The cherry fritters and apple beignets below are my favorite treats when these fruits are in season. Great alone, they are also delish dipped in a fruit sauce or chocolate glaze.
Did you find just what you were looking for? My favorite sauces are the basil aioli, coriander mayo. For veggie sides, the charred corn and collard greens can't be beat.
Salads? I love them ALL. Soups, give me the corn chowder or hazelnut soup any day.
Truffle fries, crack potatoes and sweet potato fries are my favourite potato dishes. Spanish rice, turmeric rice or the mushroom casserole are my top picks for rice recipes.
If fritters are the side dish, miso salmon, spinach egg bake, palak chicken and yakitori win for favourite pairings. Dessert? I'll take them all any day!
But really, it's up to you. What do you feel like eating? What are the flavors in your dish and which of these will compliment them best. Let me know in the comments below, if you found a new favorite or if you have a favourite pairing I didn't mention.
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Cheers and happy cooking, Friends! Sabrina