Cloud Fritters: fluffy like you’ve never had it before!

Total time: 10 minutes + 20 rising time
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4-6
By Cookist

These cloud fritters are not the same as cloud bread (a cloud bread video went viral on Tiktok in 2021). These fritters get their name from its cloud-like texture, which is light and fluffy. To make it, you’ll need water, eggs, dry yeast, flour, carrots, ham, and green onions. The batter needs to rest which allows the yeast to work and give rise to the fritters. Fry spoonsful of batters and see how they rise and become puffy! It’s a great snack, or even a side dish! Make sure to check out our delicious tips below for the best fritters ever!


Cloud Fritter Ingredients

Water – the water should be slightly warm, this allows the yeast to work

Eggs – eggs enrich the batter and acts as a binder

Flour – all-purpose flour will work

Carrots – use fresh carrots

Green onion – adds a nice bite to the fritters

Ham – can be substituted with cooked bacon, or left out

Vegetable Oil – Use a neutral oil suitable for frying at higher temperatures like canola, peanut, sunflower, or corn oil.

How to Make Cloud Fritters

Make the batter: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the water, eggs, sugar, and yeast. Add the flour and stir to combine. Let the batter rest for 20 minutes.

Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until fully combined.

Use a ladle to fry the fritters in hot oil until golden brown and puffy.


Make these fritters gluten free by using gluten-free all-purpose flour.

Don’t feel like carrots? Feel free to use any other root vegetables (onions, sweet potatoes, turnips, or beets).

Instead of ham, you could use other or any other protein you have leftover such as pulled pork, smoked chicken, cooked beef or even tofu.

Don’t make the oil too hot, otherwise the fritters will burn before fully cooked. Use a thermometer to heat the oil to about 350°F. The oil should also not be too cold, otherwise the fritters will absorb too much oil, making them greasy.

How to Store Cloud Fritter

Store the fritters in an airtight container, in the fridge, for up to 3 days.

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Add the water to a large mixing bowl, and mix with the eggs, sugar, and yeast.

Add flour and stir. Cover and let the batter rise for 20 minutes,

Add the salt, paprika, ham, carrots and green onions. Mix until fully combined.

Scoop the batter, then lower the ladle into hot oil. Fry until the fritters become puffy.

Repeat again.

Fry the fritters until golden brown on both sides.

Serve and enjoy!

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