Butternut Squash Fritters

A perfect dish to serve for dinner, lunch, or even at a party. These fritters are made with squash, chives, garlic and parmesan cheese and are delicious. Any fresh herbs would work well in place of the chives. They are perfect to eat with chicken, meat or fish.

 

Lower Calorie Butternut Squash Fritters

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked shredded squash (from 3 1/2 yellow squash)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • 3 tbsp fresh chopped chives
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pinch fresh cracked pepper
  • olive oil spray

Method

  1. Add squash to a medium pot and cover with water.
  2. Bring to a boil and cover; cook until soft.
  3. When soft, drain; add to food processor and pulse a few times until chopped.
  4. Add 2 cups of squash to a medium bowl.
  5. Combine squash with remaining ingredients except oil and mix well.
  6. Heat a large frying pan on medium heat, when hot spray lightly with oil and reduce heat to medium-low.
  7. Drop 1/4 cupfuls of batter, slightly flattening them with the back of a spoon and cook a few minutes or until golden.
  8. Turn and cook the other side until golden.
  9. Set aside and repeat with the remaining batter.

Serves 4 – Serving Size: 3 pancakes – Nutrition per Serving
Calories: 154, Fat: 4g, Protein: 9g, Carbohydrate: 21g, Fibre: 2g, Sugar: 2g