Add a New Side-Dish to Your Weeknight Rotation with these Butternut Squash Fritters

January 4, 2019

Butternut Squash Fritters

A true treat- crispy on the outside, naturally sweet and tender on the inside.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword butternut, crispy, crunchy, fritters, squash, yummy
Author Déja Todman



  • 1 small butternut squash about 2 cups grated
  • 3/4 cup plain flour
  • ¾ cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 clove of garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Scallions chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 1 cup crème fraiche
  • Toasted caraway seeds crushed
  • Chopped scallions


  1. Peel the butternut squash, chop it in half lengthways and remove the seeds. Grate the squash-- you should get 2 cups of it.
  2. Sieve the flour and baking powder into a large bowl. Add the eggs and milk and mix well.
  3. Stir in the grated butternut squash, scallions, garlic and bread crumbs, and mix well.
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Heat a little oil in a frying pan and add a tablespoon of the fritter batter. Press down gently with a spatula and repeat until the frying pan is full, leaving about 1 inch of space between each.
  6. Fry the fritters on medium heat until they are golden brown and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  7. Serve immediately with creme fraiche mixed with chopped scallions add toasted, crushed caraway seeds.
  8. Enjoy! 😀

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