Acorn Squash Fritters
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Serves: 9 fritters
 
Ingredients
  • For the fritters:
  • ½ a medium-sized acorn squash, roasted and peeled
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons flour
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • For the sauce:
  • 6oz plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic, minced finely
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, add in the roasted acorn squash. Mash the squash with a fork to desired consistency – I like mine almost smooth but with a few small chunks.
  2. Add in the egg, salt, pepper, and baking powder. Stir to combine. Add in the flour and combine gently until batter just comes together. Pop the bowl into the fridge as the oil comes to temperature.
  3. In a skillet with high sides set over medium heat, pour in just enough vegetable oil to barely coat the surface. When the oil starts to glisten, portion out heaping tablespoons of batter into the skillet to form the fritters. Cook the fritters for 1-2 minutes per side or until golden brown. Carefully flip the fritters over and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes. A word of warning… THIS IS HOT OIL, SO PLEASE, PLEASE BE CAREFUL. If you have small kids or pets running around, I would wait to fry these up until the kiddos are safely away from the stove.
  4. Remove the cooked fritters from the oil onto a paper towel-lined plate to drain off any excess grease. Finish cooking the remaining fritters.
  5. To make the sauce – combine all sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Mix to combine.
  6. Serve the fritters with the sauce. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 3 fritters Calories: 168 calories Fat: 2gm Saturated fat: 1gm Carbohydrates: 32gm Sodium: 382mg Fiber: 2gm Protein: 6gm Cholesterol: 71gm
Recipe by Simply A (RD) Foodie at http://simplyrdfoodie.com/acorn-squash-fritters/