Yellow Squash and Zucchini Fritters with a Yogurt, Cayenne, Basil Sauce
This recipe should make about 8 fritters (it depends on the size of your squash and zucchinis).
- 1 Yellow Squash
- 2 Green Zucchinis
- 1 TBL Paprika
- 1 large egg
- Vegetable Oil
- Salt and ground black pepper to taste
- Grate the squash and zucchini into small strips using a cheese grater or a food processor.
- Place a paper towel in a bowl, put the grated squash and zucchini on top, put another paper towel on top, and press down so that the water leaves the vegetables. Get them as dry as you can by repeating this process a few times.
- Add the cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper to the squash and zucchini and mix.
- Add the egg and stir.
- Then add flour by the spoonful until the mixture is dry enough to pick up but still moist enough to stick together (wetter is better- if you add too much flour you’ll end up with fried balls of flour)
- Heat a one inch layer of vegetable oil over medium-high flame.
- Drop a large spoonful of the mixture into the oil and press down so that it forms a 2 inch thick disk. Do this with as many as you can fit in the pan while maintaining space between them.
- After 2-3 minutes, or until you see the edges browning, flip the fritters over and give them another 2-3 minutes. If your oil is hot enough they should turn a nice, golden brown.
- Take the fritters out of the oil and let them rest on some paper towels for about 30 seconds on each side (so that they aren’t incredibly greasy).
- Plain Yogurt
- Cayenne Pepper
- Salt and Pepper
- Dried Basil
- Mix together all of the ingredients, adjusting amounts based on taste. I wanted the tang of the yogurt and the slight heat of the cayenne to be the most dominate so those are the ingredients I gave priority and I think they cut through the fried taste of the fritter well.
Disclaimer: The few measurements I include are not exact. I cook without measuring because I find it more fun and flexible. Please use my recipes only as a starting point and change up as much as you can or want to (then post a picture to the Facebook wall!). If you want more exact measurements, I recommend typing zucchini fritters into epicurious.com. Their recipes are usually great.