Butternut Squash Fritters


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These Butternut Squash Fritters are not just a recipe; they’re a celebration on a plate that brings together the comforting essence of the season. Whether enjoyed as a delightful appetizer or a side dish at your next gathering, these fritters are sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Imagine the comforting aroma of butternut squash, paired with the earthy notes of fresh herbs, forming a batter that fries up into a crispy, golden perfection. These fritters are not just a feast for the senses; they’re also a celebration of earth’s bounty.


  • 2 cups peeled and shredded butternut squash
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp fresh sage, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp oil of choice, for frying

To serve (optional)

  • 1/2 cup yogurt or cream cheese
  • Microgreens or chopped mixed herbs


In a large bowl, toss the butternut squash, flour, sage, and salt until the squash is well coated. Beat the egg in a separate bowl, then add to the squash mixture and stir until the mixture is moistened throughout. Line a plate with paper towels and set aside. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a skillet over medium heat until hot, and a small amount of mixture is dropped into the oil sizzles. Using a 1/4 cup measure, scoop small mounds of the squash mixture into the skillet, using the back of the measuring cup to press the mounds into circle shapes and spacing them 3-4 cm apart. Cook the fritters for about 3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and crispy on the edges. Transfer them to the paper-towel-lined plate, and repeat until all of the squash mixture has been cooked. Serve warm with a dollop of yogurt, or cream cheese, a sprinkling of microgreens or herbs, and salt and pepper to taste.

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