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I opened up the current edition of  Tennessee Farm and Home magazine and saw this recipe! What perfect timing with the garden and our CSA box brimming with these yellow jewels. I don’t normally fry, but I was curious about this quick side-dish, so I whipped up a batch.

Hubby walked by, grabbed one, popped it in his mouth and said, “Wow! That is good!”

That’s all I needed to hear.  I knew I had to share this recipe with you.

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Simple ingredients!

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 2 cups yellow squash, finely chopped
  • 1 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • vegetable oil

WHAT YOU DO:

Prep the squash. The recipe says “chopped” squash, but I wanted finer pieces, so I used a grater.

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This size yielded 2 cups grated squash.

Chop the onion. I used the green onions from our CSA box. That way I was killing two birds with one stone: I had white onion AND the green tops to replace the fresh chives called for in the recipe. I did not use a full cup of onion.

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Green onions add flavor and color!

In a large bowl, combine squash, onion, egg, salt and pepper. Mix well. Stir in flour.

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The egg acts as a binder.

In a skillet, heat ½-inch oil over medium-high heat. I used grape seed oil. Drop batter by tablespoonfuls into oil. Cook about 3 minutes per side or until golden brown, turning once.

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Fry 3 minutes per side.

Drain croquettes on paper towels. You should get 10-12 croquettes.

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Crispy squash croquettes!

I always read recipe reviews and made note of these ideas:

* you can use most any type of squash; try mixing different types of squash together

* add grated cheddar, minced jalapeno, a banana pepper, or a green tomato, chopped fine

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Colorful squash croquettes!

* serve with a dipping sauce like ranch or honey mustard. You can make your own honey mustard sauce by mixing together ½ cup mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons honey and 2 tablespoons dijon mustard.

Add this recipe to your “squash recipe” stash. You won’t be disappointed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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