Thursday, July 28, 2011

Squash Fritters

I made these about a week ago - went to Cooks.com and combined several recipes. They really were more of a squash pancake than a fritter. They're mainly shredded squash, an egg, a little flour, and seasonings. I added parmesan cheese (the shredded, not the powdered, kind). We liked them very much.

The second batch, a few days later, I added panko bread crumbs. The fritters were too soft and runny to say that they were "rolled" in crumbs, but I did dust each side with them. The added texture really added to the taste and made them even better.

Unfortunately, I had very little luck with my squash plants this year. All seven of them over the past couple of months made big, beautiful plants - but didn't produce any squash. I read somewhere that you can use a Q-tip to pollinate the female blossoms using pollen from the male ones. (Did you know that squash blossoms are gender specific??!! The female ones are slightly swollen at the base.) I just couldn't see myself doing that. I'll just buy squash at the farmer's market.

1 comment:

phyllisrice said...

I am always looking for a different way to cook that summer squash. Thanks for the idea.