Friday, August 17, 2012

Yellow Squash Fritters

What to eat now? Yellow Squash! If you have a green thumb, Yellow Squash is coming on strong in the garden. I was blessed with 3 this week. I have had zucchini fritters many times, so I thought I would go ahead and make Yellow Squash Fritters. These were very good! A great way to use up the abundant crop. 


Gluten Free Yellow Squash Fritters
Adapted from Simply Recipes

2lbs Yellow Squash (2-3)
1 teaspoon sea salt, plus extra to taste
2 green onions, split lengthwise and sliced thin
1 large egg, lightly beaten
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup maninis all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Canola oil, for frying


1 cup greek yogurt
1 tablespoon chopped chives
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
1 Pinch of salt
1 tsp crushed garlic

Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Have a prepared baking pan or sheet ready.
Trim ends off squash and grate them.
In a large bowl, toss  squash with 1 teaspoon coarse salt and set aside for 10 minutes.

Wring out the squash by squeezing out small handfuls at a time,
Return squash shreds to bowl. 
Stir in green onions, egg and some freshly ground black pepper. 
In a tiny dish, stir together flour and baking powder, then stir the mixture into the squash batter.
In a large heavy skillet  heat 2 tablespoons of oil over medium-high heat. Drop small bunches of the squash mixture onto the skillet only a few at a time so they don’t become crowded and lightly nudge them flatter with the back of your spatula. 
Cook the fritters over moderately high heat until the edges underneath are golden, about 3  minutes. 
Flip the fritters and fry them on the other side until browned underneath again, about 2 to 3 minutes more. 
Drain briefly on paper towels then transfer to baking sheet and then into the warm oven. 
Make sure they get at lest 10 minutes in the oven to finish setting and getting extra crisp.
For the topping, stir together the Greek Yogurt, chives, lemon juice, zest, salt and garlic and adjust the flavors to your taste. 
Dollop on each fritter before serving. 
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