Butternut Squash Fritters


Butternut Squash Fritters

Butternut Squash Fritters
30 Min

If you're tired of serving the same ol' side dishes every fall, then you've got to give our Butternut Squash Fritters a try. Fried until golden and crispy, there's no way anyone can resist having one...or two. And they're even better if you drizzle a little syrup over them!

What You'll Need

  • 5 cups shredded butternut squash (see Note)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

What to Do

  1. In a large bowl, combine squash, onion, and egg; mix well. Add flour, salt, and pepper and mix until thoroughly combined.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil until hot. Place about 1/3 cup squash mixture into skillet for each fritter, pressing down lightly with a spatula. Cook 4 to 5 minutes per side, or until golden on both sides. Place on paper towel-lined platter and cover to keep warm. Repeat with remaining squash mixture.


  • First, peel the butternut squash with a vegetable peeler, then use a hand grater or food processor to shred it.
  • If you need a little help cutting your butternut squash, feel free to ask someone in the Produce Department of your grocery store. They will typically be able to cut the squash in half for you. 

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Oh, yes ... I want to eat these with every meal. I love squash and never had them this way before. Potato pancakes have nothing on these fritters. Ooh it's so good

This is such a great way to make squash. I really enjoyed the texture, and the flavor is good too. They aren't bad once they reach room temperature, but I highly recommend serving them right way so you get that crunchiness. Good recipe!


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