Recipe: Savory Sourdough Fritters

Fritters are a sort of filled donut, where a vegetable or fruit is mixed in batter with sweet or savory seasonings and then fried until golden in delicious fat. These savory fritters can make the most of your summer garden harvest. Use corn, shredded sweet potato, or a combination of corn and peppers. Spice it up with curry or chili powder and serve with something fresh to cut the fat.


  • 3 cups corn kernels plus other vegetable combination (sweet potato, corn and peppers, etc.)
  • 1 cup sourdough starter
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt plus more for seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon chili or curry powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • Coconut oil, lard, or tallow for frying (about 1 to 2 cups)


  1. Place vegetables in a large bowl. Pour in sourdough starter slowly, mixing it into the vegetables as you go. The starter should envelop the vegetables but still remain thick. Add a bit more sourdough starter if necessary.
  2. Sprinkle in salt, spices, and baking soda; mix to combine. Allow mixture to rise a bit while heating the fat in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Gently drop batter into fat. Fry for approximately 3 minutes per side until golden. Flip, then fry another 3 minutes or until golden.
  4. Remove to a platter and sprinkle with salt. Serve with lacto-fermented salsa or fresh tomato sauce.

At A Glance

PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 20 minutes
TOTAL: 30 minutes