Southern Fried Squash Fritters

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This time of year I always have an abundance of summer squash and zucchini. One of my favorite ways to eat is is to make these fritters.

Ingredients:

2 cups raw squash and/or zucchini – grated (see below)

1 cup onion – peeled and grated (see below)

2 eggs

1/4 c. flour

1/4 t. baking powder

2 t. sugar

1/2 t. salt

1/2 t. pepper

dash of red pepper

1/2 t. garlic powder

fresh herbs like parsley, basil, or dill – chopped

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Wash squash, pat dry, and grate. Now the old fashioned way says to use a box grater. However, It is much faster to use the food processor with grater attachment or just pulse it until it is finely chopped. I also add in the onion and let the processor do the work for me. No one wants grated knuckle in their fritters anyway! haha

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Add in the eggs and mix well. Then add the rest of the ingredients mixing well.

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In large skillet heat 1 pad of butter with cooking oil, I like to use olive oil. Once it is heated turn down the heat to avoid the oil from burning. Drop spoonfuls of batter into the hot skillet. cook for about 3 minutes (or until golden brown) then flip and cook the other side for about 3 minutes. Once golden brown, remove to paper towel lined plate to drain and cool.  Enjoy!

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