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squash patties

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Donna Brown
West TN, TN

These fried squash patties are a nice summer side dish and very similar to potato patties.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Squash patties are very tasty in the summer when summer squash is in season. We ended up using a combination of yellow squash and zucchini. When pan-fried, the edges get a little crispy, and the natural sweetness of the squash comes out. Enjoy them sprinkled with a little salt. Or, serve with sour cream or ketchup. It's surprising how similar to latkes these squash patties taste.

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★★★★★ 3
serves 4-6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For squash patties

  • 2 c
    grated squash
  • 1/2
    onion, grated (or finely chopped green onions with tops)
  • 2 tsp
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    each of salt and black pepper
  • 1/4 c
    plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 lg
    eggs, beaten

How To Make squash patties

  • Squash, onion, sugar, salt, and pepper in a colander to drain.
    Mix squash, onion, sugar, salt, and pepper and place in a colander to drain. The salt and sugar will draw the moisture out of the squash. You want most of the moisture out of the squash, so you may leave it in the colander for a while or squeeze the mixture with your hands to remove as much of the liquid as possible.
  • Squash mixture in a bowl with flour and eggs.
    Place squash mixture in a bowl. Add flour and eggs. Mix well.
  • Heating oil in a frying pan.
    Place extra virgin olive oil plus a small amount of canola oil in a frying pan and heat. (The canola oil will keep the olive oil from burning as olive will get very hot and burn quickly.)
  • Fried squash patties on a paper towel to drain.
    Form squash mixture into patties and fry until done and browned.