Patty Pan Squash Fritters

"As we grow our own squash, don't we always have a surplus and wonder how it can be used. Well, I found this recipe, tweaked it a bit and it is wonderful - crispy on the outside, moist on the inside and full of flavorful goodness. My husband loved these and what a great way to add vegetables to the menu!"
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Ready In:
12 fritters


  • oil (for frying)
  • 2 eggs
  • 12 cup milk
  • 2 cups shredded pattypan squash
  • 12 cup onion (preferably vidalia or some other sweet onion)
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper (or to taste)


  • Before shredding, cut out the stem of the squash, but there's no need to peel it. Remove any large seeds, especially if using a large squash.
  • Preheat about 1/2 inch oil (I prefer olive oil) over medium-high heat in a deep skillet.
  • Place the squash and onions into a large bowl.
  • Beat the eggs, milk and oil into the squash/onion mixture. Then add the flour, baking powder, salt and pepper and mix all until combined.
  • Scoop batter using a 1/4 cup measure and drop batter into hot oil. Do not crowd.
  • Cook until brown, turn with a spatula and cook the other side until brown.
  • Drain on paper toweling.
  • Add oil to pan when necessary.
  • Keep warm until served.
  • Serve with horseradish sauce, ketchup or whatever you like. They are great as is!

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  1. Loved this! Read prior reviews that said needed something but went ahead and made as written. Patty pans have a buttery mild taste and these fritters reflected that awesomely! Kids ate them like crazy then asked to sprikle with sugar for dessert. Veggies for dessert... YES!!!
  2. My 5 year old doesn't eat squash unless I hide it in something...he had 1 1/2 fritters and my 17 month old had 1 fritter! He raved about how good it was! I used Adobo without pepper (about 2 tsp) to season. I definitely see this as a staple for our home and changing it to be zucchini fritters as well. I would eat this for any meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert) as it is very filling. Love it.



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