Pan-fried squash makes an excellent taco filler! Serve on warm, fresh corn tortillas. Top with black beans, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, avocado and your favorite salsa.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cut squash into chunks and remove rind. Shred squash and onion in a food processor. Place in a colander and press with a potato masher to drain any excess liquid. Transfer to a bowl and mix with flour and egg. Season with cumin, salt, pepper, and red pepper.

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  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place walnut-sized scoops of the squash mixture into the hot oil. Press flat with a spatula. Cook 3 to 5 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

Nutrition Facts

231.2 calories; 5 g protein; 18.3 g carbohydrates; 93 mg cholesterol; 81.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2010
This is an interesting and different recipe for squash. I used a butternut squash as that was what I had on hand. Butternut is sweet and easy to peel so it worked well. I found this very easy to prepare using my food processor to shred the squash and onion. Also I didn't drain it as I wanted the extra flavor from the juice of the shreded onion. I just added a little more flour to make a nice consistency then cooked it like potato pancakes. They were a nice side dish. I'd make them again. Thanks Mottsbela. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/03/2008
This was delicious but very tedious to make. The squash was difficult to peel and chop raw (I don't have expensive knives and only a basic food processor). I would recommend baking or microwaving the squash for a bit before attempting to chop it. It was doable but not worth all the effort. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
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Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2010
This is an interesting and different recipe for squash. I used a butternut squash as that was what I had on hand. Butternut is sweet and easy to peel so it worked well. I found this very easy to prepare using my food processor to shred the squash and onion. Also I didn't drain it as I wanted the extra flavor from the juice of the shreded onion. I just added a little more flour to make a nice consistency then cooked it like potato pancakes. They were a nice side dish. I'd make them again. Thanks Mottsbela. Read More
(25)
Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2010
This is an interesting and different recipe for squash. I used a butternut squash as that was what I had on hand. Butternut is sweet and easy to peel so it worked well. I found this very easy to prepare using my food processor to shred the squash and onion. Also I didn't drain it as I wanted the extra flavor from the juice of the shreded onion. I just added a little more flour to make a nice consistency then cooked it like potato pancakes. They were a nice side dish. I'd make them again. Thanks Mottsbela. Read More
(25)
Rating: 4 stars
08/19/2007
this was a pretty good vegetarian filler for tacos... i might try some different spices next time for more flavour but it's a good start. i'll probably make it again. thanks! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/03/2008
This was delicious but very tedious to make. The squash was difficult to peel and chop raw (I don't have expensive knives and only a basic food processor). I would recommend baking or microwaving the squash for a bit before attempting to chop it. It was doable but not worth all the effort. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2012
This is quite delicious but make your life easier and use zucchini to make this dish. You don't have to peal it just wash it well dry it off and grate it on a hand held grater (or food processor if you must). If you don't like cumin then try other herbs that you do enjoy. For instance squash is one of those veggies that lends itself to Italian herbs like basil and oregano quite well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2011
This was delicious! I added some asiago cheese served w.ranch dressing & tomatoes. (http://allrecipes.com/recipe/ranch-dressing-ii/detail.aspx) Read More
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