Summer Squash Fritters

Y’all ought to know by now I’m a fritter fanatic. They’re one of the best ways to eat vegetables and that’s the lord’s truth. Corn fritters, feta zucchini fritters (which I evidently used to call zucchini pancakes but forgot?) and now these dang ol’ summer squash fritters.

Summer squash fritters with sharp Cheddar and spicy serranos are a quick and easy vegetarian lunch or snack

Our neighbors gave us a few extra yellow summer squash from their garden and — fortunately or unfortunately? — Chris is not a huge fan of summer squash so I ate them all up as fritters for my lunch alone today while I caught up on my crying.

I think some fresh (or frozen) corn kernels would be super good in these, too, and it would emphasize the yellow-ness. I like a lil minced serrano peppers in there, but you can for sure leave it out if you ain’t down with the spices of life.

Summer squash fritters with sharp Cheddar and spicy serranos are a quick and easy vegetarian lunch or snack


Summer Squash Fritters

  • Author: Hilah



2 medium yellow squash (about 10 oz)

2 ounces grated sharp Cheddar (about 1/2 cup)

2 eggs

1/41/3 cup cracker crumbs or dry breadcrumbs

1 tablespoon minced shallot

1 tablespoon minced serrano chile, optional

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

2 tablespoon butter for frying


Coarsely grate the squash and the cheese. Toss together in a large bowl.

Add remaining ingredients, except butter. Start with 1/4 cup crumbs and add more if needed to absorb liquid.

Heat a griddle over medium-high heat and add half the butter. Melt and swirl to coat. Drop large spoonfuls (about 2 tablespoons) of batter into hot butter and spread out to make patties about 2-3″ across.

Reduce heat to low and cook several minutes on one side until beginning to set. Turn and cook a few minutes on the other side until well-browned and firm.

Transfer to a serving plate.

Add remaining butter and cook remaining batter the same way. You should get 8 patties.

Serve hot with a lil side salad and pat yourself on the back for being frugal and whatnot.

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