Best Bites: Butternut squash fritters

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Learn how to make delicious (and seasonal!) butternut squash fritters in this episode of Best Bites!

Ingredients

  • 1 small butternut squash (200g / 2 cups grated squash)
  • 100g / 3/4 cup plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 100ml / 1/2 cup milk
  • Scallions, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • ¾ cup bread crumbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste

To top:

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

Instructions:

  1. Peel the butternut squash, chop it in half lengthways and remove the seeds. Grate the squash and weigh out 200g or 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 in a heaped tablespoon of the fritter batter. Press down gently with a spatula and repeat until the frying pan is full. I was able to cook 4 fritters at a time in my frying pan but it will depend on the size of yours. I made a total of 8 fritters from the batter.
  6. Fry the fritters on a medium heat for approximately 3-4 minutes on either side, or until they are golden brown and cooked through.
  7. Serve immediately with creme fraiche mixed with chopped scallions add toasted, crushed caraway seeds.

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