A fritter is a type of food made by frying small portions of batter or dough that typically contain a mixture of ingredients such as fruits, vegetables, meat, seafood, or cheese. The batter or dough is usually seasoned or sweetened before frying.

Fritters can vary widely in taste, texture, and ingredients based on cultural preferences and regional variations. They are often served as a snack, appetizer, side dish, or dessert in different cuisines around the world. Examples include apple fritters, corn fritters, banana fritters, and seafood fritters.

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