Thursday, September 8, 2011

Squash Fritters

I had loads of lemon squash this year.  Which is just fine with me.  I like it with sauces of all kinds instead of pasta.   I like it in cake, too.

Lately, we've been eating it in squash fritters.   Cooked in a little bacon grease.   Here's the recipe:

Squash Fritters:
  • 3 cups grated summer squash
  • 1 medium onion, diced, sauteed until transparent
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups flour, depending on how sticky you want them.
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1 egg
Cut the onion and get it sauteing while you grate the squash.   Combine all ingredients in large bowl.  Drop by spoonfuls into hot pan.  Fry like pancakes.  

Here's a great sauce to go with them:

Cream Cheese, Pepper and Bacon Sauce for Fritters
  • 6 slices of bacon, fried crisp and crumbled
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 red sweet pepper, minced
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1-2 tablespoons of milk to get it to the consistency you want.  
Fry the bacon, cool it, crumble it.   Cook the onion and pepper in the bacon drippings until soft.   In another bowl, beat the cream cheese and milk until smooth.   Stir in the bacon, onion and pepper.   Makes a great topping for Squash Fritters and a great stuffing for little hot [or mild] pepper appetizers. 


  1. Oh, I am all about this recipe! Thank you so much for it and very festive for fall.

  2. This did not work out so well for me! I checked the larder to make sure I had thyme (check) and enough bacon (just enough, check), went to the farmers' market to get the sweet red pepper (check) and to the grocer's to get the yogurt (check), came home, fried the bacon, started lining up the other ingredients on the counter, absent-mindedly ate the bacon... uh oh.

  3. Christopher - that is so something that would happen here! We've got to put armed guard on the bacon or K2 will eat every piece in sight.

    Bacon makes me happy. Just the smell of it gives me a feeling of well-being. Life must be OK if we've got bacon.

  4. Dh made it tonight (with some of his own touches) - they were excellent! Thank you!!

    We had the bacon on the side. ;)


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