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Spiced Winter Squash Fritters

Spiced Winter Squash Fritters
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 8
Cold weather means squash season, and we’re totally here for that with these crispy, party-ready spiced fritters. Transform plain butternut squash with ginger, coriander, cumin, cayenne and a creamy dollop of tangy topping into a delightful veggie-based app that’s ready to serve in half an hour.
Updated June 27, 2019

Ingredients

Fritters

  • 3 cups butternut squash spirals, coarsely chopped (about 10 oz)
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped gingerroot
  • 1/4 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup vegetable oil

Topping

  • 1 container (5.3 oz) YQ by Yoplait™ plain
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions

Steps

  • 1
    In large bowl, mix all Fritter ingredients except oil; stir to completely blend.
  • 2
    In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Working in batches, scoop 1/4 cup of the squash mixture into oil, and flatten slightly. Repeat to fill skillet. Cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side, turning once, until deep golden brown. If browning too fast, reduce heat to medium. Transfer to paper towel-lined plate. Repeat to use up mixture.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix YQ, lime juice, honey and salt; stir to blend into topping.
  • 4
    Top fritters with topping and green onions. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • Use pre-spiralized squash from the produce section to save time.
  • Let fritters cook first 2 minutes without moving so fritter will hold its shape when turned.
  • Spiralizing your winter squash typically results in a drier spiral as compared to purchased ones.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Fritter
Calories
100
Calories from Fat
60
Total Fat
6g
10%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
6%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
9%
Sodium
210mg
9%
Potassium
120mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
8g
3%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
1g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%
70%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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