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BUTTERNUT SQUASH FRITTERS

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON BROIL KING

A fun twist to bagels and lox, these butternut squash fritters are fried until crisp-tender and served with scallion sour cream, capers and smoked salmon. They’re a fantastic option for breakfast, lunch or dinner that can be made ahead of time and reheated in the oven or on the stove.

PREP TIME

20 Mins

COOK TIME

25 Mins

FEEDS

4-5

DIFFICULTY

Medium

INGREDIENTS

For The Recipe:
1 (3-4 lb.)Butternut squash, peeled and seeded, grated to about 6 cups
1
Medium onion, grated
3
Large eggs
1 Tbsp.Dried thyme
1 Tsp.Dried oregano
½ tspSmoked paprika (Spiceology recommended)
1 Tsp.
Kosher salt
¾ Cup(Gluten-free) All-purpose flour
Cooking oil with a high smoke point, like rice bran, canola or grapeseed
Salt & Pepper, to taste
¼ Cup 
(Lactose-free) sour cream
2Scallions, greens finely chopped
1Lemon
1 Tsp.Zest, then cut into wedges
5 oz./150 gSmoked salmon or trout
1 Tbsp.Capers
Pickled red onions (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  • On your grill, replace a grid with a Broil King griddle. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine ingredients from butternut squash to flour to form a consistent batter.
  • Stir together sour cream, scallions and lemon zest. Set aside.
  • Brush oil onto the hot griddle. Spoon ¼ cup of batter onto the griddle at a time and flatten to form 6 fritters.
  • Fry butternut squash fritters for about 3-4 minutes per side, until crisp-tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Transfer cooked fritters onto the cooling rack to keep warm and repeat with the remaining batter.
  • Serve with scallion sour cream, smoked salmon and capers.