Because if there’s one thing I know is that during holiday season the most valuable thing is our time. And clearing your schedule for an evening (with no work, no cooking, no phone calls) is the best gift you could ever give yourself. Imma right?
So a recipe that requires very few ingredients, little preparation, and cooks in a flash, might be just the right thing for you.
So here I present you with these very delicious Butternut Squash Fritters.
The fritters look more or less like sweet potato latkes, minus the sweet potatoes. I have to be completely honest here, this was the very first time me making butternut squash fritters.
Sure, I’ve made latkes, zucchini fritters, and cauliflower fritters like a gazillion times. But butternut squash fritters? Definitely a first.
And since I’m in the mood for confessions let me say that I didn’t believe for one minute that these fritters were worth making.
Even while I was actually cooking 'em I was thinking “Mmhhh Am I wasting my time or what?”
But when I took my first bite, I was proved wrong.
These butternut squash fritters are legit, in all due respect.
They’re crispy, slightly sweet, and full of butternut squash and sage flavor.
If you like butternut squash, you will love these fritters. They’re a slam dunk!
Butternut Squash Fritters (Low Carb & Gluten-Free) Print this recipe!
Adapted from JustATaste
Makes 20 fritters
5 cups shredded butternut squash
⅔ almond flour (or GF breadcrumbs)
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 ½ tablespoons minced sage
¼ teaspoon fine grain salt
⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 200°F (95°C) and place a rack in the middle.
In a large bowl combine shredded butternut squash, almond flour, eggs, sage, salt, and pepper.
Mix well until combined.
Heat two tablespoons of oil in a large heavy frying pan over medium-high heat.
When sizzling scoop 2 heaping tablespoons of mixture into the pan, press them flat with the help of a spatula, and cook until golden-brown, about 3 minutes on each side.
Drain briefly on paper towels to soak up any excess grease, and immediately transfer to an oven proof dish and then into the hot oven until ready to eat.
Repeat to make all fritters.
Serve topped with a dollop of Greek yogurt or sour cream and sprinkle with finely chopped sage.
One fritter yields 58 calories, 4 grams of fat, 4.5 grams of carbs, and 1.8 grams of protein.