Squash Fritters

(This is, by far, my favorite recipe.)

  • 3 medium/large crook-neck yellow squash
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 1 medium onion, chopped or minced
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • Self-rising flour (1-2 cups)
  • Salt


  1. Grate squash and sprinkle generously with salt.
  2. Let sit for 30 minutes.
  3. Heat deep fryer (or equivalent) to 350F.
  4. Using cheesecloth or some other durable material, squeeze as much water from squash as possible.
  5. Combine squash, egg, onion, baking powder in a medium mixing bowl. Mix while adding enough flour to create a soft dough. (Mixing by hand recommended)
  6. Using a tablespoon or small ice cream scoop, place batter into oil.
  7. Fry until golden to moderately dark brown.
    1. Fritters will float when close to done, but may need to be “assisted” in flipping over.
  8. Remove to plate or bowl lined with paper towels to rest for a few minutes.

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