Fritters and Lent
"In English speaking countries Shrove Tuesday is observed ... It is a day to use up rich foods like butter, flour and eggs before the fast so pancakes and fritters are often eaten on this day.
9 Feb 2014, 9:15 p.m. - Bill
A FRITTER. a small Pancake.
---An Universal Etymological English Dictionary. N. Bailey, 1675
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