Trinidad and Tobago Fritters Recipe with Flour, Egg and Cinnamon

Fritters (Basic Fritter)

Trinidad and Tobago Fritters Recipe with Flour, Egg and Cinnamon
Region / culture: Trinidad and Tobago | Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 15 minutes | Servings: 4


Fritters (Basic Fritter)
Fritters (Basic Fritter)

Fritters are a delicious and versatile dish that can be enjoyed as a snack, appetizer, or even a dessert. They are made by deep frying a batter consisting of flour, eggs, milk, and various seasonings. In this recipe, we will be making basic fritters that are sweet and spiced with cinnamon.


Fritters have been enjoyed by various cultures around the world for centuries. The concept of frying batter-coated foods dates back to ancient Rome, where they were known as "scriblita." Over time, different regions developed their own versions of fritters using local ingredients and flavors.


How to prepare

  1. Sift the dry ingredients together.
  2. Whip the egg.
  3. Add milk and melted butter to the egg.
  4. Add the liquids to the dry ingredients. Beat the batter vigorously.
  5. Drop the batter by tablespoons into hot fat. Shallow fry until golden brown.
  6. Turn the fritters over once. Place them on kitchen paper to drain.
  7. Sprinkle the fritters with granulated sugar.


  • Add diced apples or bananas to the batter for a fruity twist.
  • Substitute the cinnamon with other spices such as nutmeg or cardamom for a different flavor profile.
  • Drizzle the fritters with chocolate sauce or caramel for a decadent dessert.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure the oil is hot enough before frying the fritters to ensure they cook evenly and become crispy.

- Do not overcrowd the pan when frying the fritters, as this can lower the oil temperature and result in soggy fritters.

- Use a slotted spoon to remove the fritters from the oil and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.

Serving Suggestions

These fritters can be enjoyed on their own as a snack or dessert, or served with a dollop of whipped cream or a drizzle of honey for added sweetness.

Cooking Techniques

Make sure to beat the batter vigorously to incorporate air and create a light and fluffy texture.

- Use a deep fryer or a heavy-bottomed pan for frying the fritters to ensure even cooking.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can use whole wheat flour or gluten-free flour as a substitute for all-purpose flour.

- Coconut oil or vegetable oil can be used instead of butter for frying the fritters.

Make Ahead Tips

The batter for these fritters can be prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Fry the fritters just before serving for the best results.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the fritters on a platter dusted with powdered sugar and garnished with fresh berries or mint leaves for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

These fritters pair well with a cup of hot tea or coffee for a cozy afternoon treat.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover fritters in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat them in a toaster oven or air fryer until crispy and heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of these fritters contains approximately 150 calories.


Each serving of these fritters contains approximately 25 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of these fritters contains approximately 5 grams of fats.


Each serving of these fritters contains approximately 3 grams of proteins.

Vitamins and minerals

These fritters are not a significant source of vitamins and minerals.


These fritters contain gluten, eggs, and dairy.


These fritters are a delicious treat that is relatively low in calories and provides a small amount of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.


These basic fritters are a simple and delicious treat that can be enjoyed any time of day. With a crispy exterior and a soft, fluffy interior, they are sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Experiment with different flavors and toppings to create your own unique twist on this classic recipe.

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I knew it was something special. It was a hot summer day and I was visiting my friend Martha in her cozy little kitchen. The scent of something delicious wafted through the air, and my curiosity got the best of me. "What are you making, Martha?" I asked, peering over her shoulder at the cookbook open on the counter.

"Oh, just some fritters," she replied casually, flipping through the pages. "Have you ever had them before?"

I shook my head, admitting that I hadn't. Martha grinned mischievously and handed me a spoonful of the batter she had been mixing. "Try it," she urged. "I think you'll like it."

I tentatively tasted the batter and was immediately hooked. It was a simple mixture of flour, eggs, milk, and a few other ingredients, but there was something about the crispiness and flavor that was irresistible. "This is amazing," I exclaimed, my taste buds dancing with delight.

Martha chuckled at my enthusiasm and handed me a fritter fresh from the frying pan. I took a bite and savored the crispy exterior and the soft, fluffy interior. It was like nothing I had ever tasted before. "Can you teach me how to make these?" I asked eagerly.

And so, Martha became my fritter mentor, guiding me through the process of mixing the batter, shaping the fritters, and frying them to perfection. I watched her with rapt attention, jotting down notes and asking questions along the way. She shared tips and tricks she had learned over the years, such as the importance of maintaining the right temperature of the oil and flipping the fritters at just the right moment.

As we worked together in the kitchen, Martha shared stories of how she had learned to make fritters from her own grandmother, who had grown up in a small village in Italy. She spoke of how fritters were a staple in their household, made with whatever ingredients they had on hand - vegetables, fruits, even leftovers from the night before. Each batch was a new creation, a delicious surprise waiting to be discovered.

I listened intently, soaking in every word and savoring every bite of the fritters we made together. I could feel the connection to Martha's grandmother, to the generations of women who had passed down this recipe with love and care. I knew that I had stumbled upon something special, something that would become a beloved tradition in my own family.

And so, armed with Martha's guidance and my newfound passion for fritters, I began experimenting in my own kitchen. I tried different variations - apple fritters, zucchini fritters, even seafood fritters - each one a delicious adventure in flavor and texture. I shared my creations with friends and family, who marveled at the crispy, golden treats that emerged from my frying pan.

Over the years, I refined my fritter-making skills, tweaking the recipe here and there, adding a pinch of this or a dash of that to suit my own taste. But the essence of the recipe remained the same - a simple, humble mixture transformed into something extraordinary with a little bit of time and love.

Now, as I stand in my own kitchen, surrounded by the comforting smells of frying fritters, I think back to that hot summer day when I first discovered this recipe. I am grateful to Martha for introducing me to this culinary delight, for sharing her knowledge and her passion with me. And I am grateful to my grandmother, wherever she may be, for passing down the tradition of fritter-making through the generations.

As I take a bite of a freshly fried fritter, I close my eyes and savor the crispy exterior, the soft, fluffy interior, and the memories of a journey that began with a simple recipe and blossomed into a lifelong love of cooking. And I know that as long as I have this recipe in my hands, I will always have a piece of my past, a taste of tradition, and a connection to the women who came before me.


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