Let’s hear it for crispy fried things around the world! A great deep-fried bite is something anyone from devout carnivore to cheese-fiend to vegan can all enjoy. Plus, the term “fritter” is really all-encompassing, and can include any combination of something, batter and hot oil, so take your pick from 7 diverse crunchy dishes to include with dinner tonight and start thinking about a dipping sauce now.

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