Crispy Squash Patties Recipe: The "Dirty Dancing" Recipe of Summer by Donna John

Crispy Squash Patties Recipe: The "Dirty Dancing" Recipe of Summer

Remember the summer Dirty Dancing was released? Everyone knew it would be OK, but then it was described as the "sleeper of summer" because no one could have predicted how much it would be loved. Well, that's what happened with this yellow squash patties recipe. I knew it would be OK, but had no idea how good it would be and how much I want to already make them again.

This easy fried squash patties recipe is crispy on the outside and moist and full of flavor on the inside. A winning combination! After your first bite you'll be grabbing another from the plate. Really. They're delicious. Serve them as a side dish or an appetizer with a dip like ranchCajun or fry sauce.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups coarsely grated yellow crookneck squash (about 2 medium squash)
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • vegetable oil, for frying

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put the grated squash into a bowl.
  2. Add the onion, egg and flour. Season liberally with salt and pepper. Mix well.
  3. Heat about 1/2 an inch of oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Using a spoon, drop mounds of the squash mixture into the hot oil to form patties. Don't crowd the pan. (You may have to do this in two batches.)
  4. Fry for about 2 to 3 minutes per side until heated through and golden brown on both sides. Remove to a paper towel.

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Donna John
We really enjoyed this recipe! Can't wait to make it again. Thank goodness I bought way too many yellow squash. :-)
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
I definitely remember "Dirty Dancing" and how it was the runaway hit that year. Can't wait to try this runaway hit recipe! #yum

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