This is a fast and easy snack or lunch idea. These summer squash fritters are so delicious it's hard to believe how good they are for you. It only takes a few minutes to make, and they are so crispy they're addictive. This is a great way to use the abundance of squash at the end of the season. There are so many vitamins in this, but the kids will only know how good they are.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place grated squash in a colander and squeeze out all excess water; you should have about 1 cup grated squash. Transfer squash to a bowl. Add onion, flour, egg, baking powder, and salt and stir batter together.

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  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Drop batter into the hot pan and use the back of a large spoon to flatten fritters to 3 to 4 inches in diameter and to 1/4- to 1/8-inch thickness. Cook until edges are deep brown, about 1 minute. Flip over and cook 30 seconds more. Transfer fritters to a plate lined with a paper towel and sprinkle lightly with salt. Repeat with remaining batter, melting more butter in the pan as needed.

  • Serve warm topped with Cheddar cheese, onion, and sour cream.

Cook's Note:

Mother put a little onion into her batter. Bacon and cheese could also be used.

Nutrition Facts

391.2 calories; 15.2 g protein; 30.3 g carbohydrates; 151 mg cholesterol; 407 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2019
7.31.19 It was late in the day and there was no way I was going to grate 5 squash. Honestly late in the day or not I probably wouldn t do it ever I do have a lazy streak. I cut the squash into six pieces/spears vertically and I used the fine shredding disc on my food processor for both the squash and the onion. Once shredded I put the mixture into my salad spinner to get out the water which also worked great. Doing it this way was truly easy and they fried up crispy crunchy delicious. Don t skip the chopped onions they bring additional crunch and flavor. A bit of a splurge nutritionally for me for a side dish but it was worth it! Thanks for sharing your recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2019
7.31.19 It was late in the day and there was no way I was going to grate 5 squash. Honestly late in the day or not I probably wouldn t do it ever I do have a lazy streak. I cut the squash into six pieces/spears vertically and I used the fine shredding disc on my food processor for both the squash and the onion. Once shredded I put the mixture into my salad spinner to get out the water which also worked great. Doing it this way was truly easy and they fried up crispy crunchy delicious. Don t skip the chopped onions they bring additional crunch and flavor. A bit of a splurge nutritionally for me for a side dish but it was worth it! Thanks for sharing your recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2019
7.31.19 It was late in the day and there was no way I was going to grate 5 squash. Honestly late in the day or not I probably wouldn t do it ever I do have a lazy streak. I cut the squash into six pieces/spears vertically and I used the fine shredding disc on my food processor for both the squash and the onion. Once shredded I put the mixture into my salad spinner to get out the water which also worked great. Doing it this way was truly easy and they fried up crispy crunchy delicious. Don t skip the chopped onions they bring additional crunch and flavor. A bit of a splurge nutritionally for me for a side dish but it was worth it! Thanks for sharing your recipe. Read More