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Butternut Squash Fritters (Savoury Pumpkin Fritters)

by Adina 12/10/2020 8 comments

butternut squash fritters stapled on a wooden board with walnuts on top
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Last Updated on 12/10/2020 by Adina

Butternut squash fritters made with just a few ingredients and incredibly delicious. These savoury fritters can be made with pumpkin as well.

Easy Savory Butternut Squash or Pumpkin Fritters

These butternut squash fritters or savoury pumpkin fritters are the perfect recipe for that last piece of butternut squash or pumpkin still lying around in your fridge after making a soup or another dish where you didn’t need quite the whole thing.

I bought the largest squash I ever had a couple of weeks ago. After making my favorite Pumpkin Ginger Soup, the Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Wedges, and a couple more new recipes, I still had that last piece of it wilting in the fridge. A small piece, too little to make a proper meal out of it again.

So, I thought how about some savoury pumpkin fritters?

Easy Savory Butternut Squash or Pumpkin Fritters

What do you need?

Butternut squash or pumpkin?

  • It really doesn’t matter, they are both great.
  • When chosing the pumpkin make sure it is a flavorful sort like Hokkaido (also known as red Kuri squash).
  • Don’t bother with jack-o’-lanterns, they are good for carving, but they have no flavor.

Other ingredients: flour, eggs, milk, parsley, lemon juice, and a little oil for frying.

How to make the batter?

  • Start with the batter as it will need about one hour rest time.
  • Mix the flour, salt, eggs, and milk in a large bowl. I use a hand-held mixer to make sure I have no clumps in the batter.
  • Cover the bowl with a kitchen cloth and let rest on the counter for about 1 hour.
  • Grate the squash. If using Hokkaido there will be no need to peel it, but do peel any other sort of pumpkin or squash.
  • Add to the batter together with the chopped parsley.
Easy Savory Butternut Squash or Pumpkin Fritters

How to fry the fritters?

  • It is preferable to use a non-stick pan, Butternut Squash Fritters  (Savoury Pumpkin Fritters), it will allow you to fry the butternut fritters using very little oil (Amazon affiliate link).
  • Place about 2-3 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a small bowl and use it to brush the pan between each of the batches.
  • Heat the pan gently and brush it with a little oil. Let get a little hotter after brushing.
  • Add 1 tablespoon batter to the pan and level gently to obtain a nice flat circle. Add 3 more tablespoons batter into the pan and level as well.
  • Depending on the size of your pan, you will be able to fry between 3 and 5 fritters at a time.
  • Fry the pancakes for about 2-3 minutes on one side. Check the underside, it should be golden.
  • Flip with a plastic spatula and fry on the second side for another minute or two until the fritters are golden and cooked through.
  • Keep them warm in the oven (at about 80 degrees Celsius/ 180 degrees Fahrenheit) until you fry all the batches.

How to serve?

They are best served immediately, while still hot. However, cold leftovers are delicious as well.

You can pour a few drops pumpkin oil on top when serving, it tastes great but it’s not mandatory.

Serve as an appetizer or as a light main meal with a salad. Try this Autumn Pear Salad with them, it is a great combination.

Or serve with soup. For instance, with Carrot Soup, Irish Potato Soup, Cream of Turkey Soup or Cream of Mushroom Soup.

Easy Savory Butternut Squash or Pumpkin Fritters

More butternut squash or pumpkin recipes:

Squash Lasagna with Lentils

Butternut Squash and Sausage Stew

Roasted Butternut Slices

Pumpkin Pasties

Turkey with Pumpkin and Potatoes

butternut squash fritters stapled on a wooden board with walnuts on top

Butternut Squash Fritters (Savoury Pumpkin Fritters)

Yield: 22-24
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Butternut squash fritters made with just a few ingredients and incredibly delicious. These savoury fritters can be made with pumpkin as well.

Ingredients

  • 200 g/ 7 oz/ 1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 200 ml/ 6.7 fl.oz/ scant 1 cup milk
  • 300 g/ 10.6 oz butternut squash (Note)
  • 2 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • a little oil for frying
  • a few drops pumpkin seed oil to serve, optional

Instructions

  1. In a bowl mix together flour, salt, eggs, and milk making sure that you have no clumps. Cover the bowl with a kitchen cloth and let on the counter for one hour.
  2. Peel the butternut squash and grate it roughly. If using Hokkaido pumpkin (red Kuri squash) there is no need to peel it. Chop the parsley. Add both to the batter together with the lemon juice.
  3. Brush a hot non-stick pan with a little oil. Add 1 tablespoon batter to the pan, level it to get a nice circle, and repeat with 2 or 3 more tablespoons batter, I can fry 4 fritters at a time in my pan.
  4. Fry for about 2 or 3 minutes on one side, until nicely colored, flip and fry for another minute or so or until nicely colored as well.
  5. Keep warm in the oven while you fry all the fritters.
  6. Brush the pan with oil again between the batches.
  7. Sprinkle with more parsley and pour a few drops of pumpkin seed oil on top, if you wish. Serve with salad or soup.

Notes

A flavorful sort of pumpkin, like Hokkaido or red Kuri squash, can be used instead.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1 fritter
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 56Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 99mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g

Nutritional information is not always accurate.

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Shashi at Savory Spin 30/11/2017 - 14:46

Adina – these sound delicious! My daughter LOVES butternut squash and she would go gaga over these for sure!

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Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 30/11/2017 - 14:46

These fritters are brilliant, girlfriend!! I love butternut squash, so I could eat a dangerous amount of these!! Cheers!

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[email protected]'s Recipes 30/11/2017 - 15:27

They look awesome! I would eat the whole stack at one go!

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Anca 30/11/2017 - 15:58

I love their colour, it’s so vibrant. They must be delicious. x

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allie 30/11/2017 - 22:49

Always a win if the kids will eat them! These fritters look delicious, Adina. And a great way to incorporate butternut squash. My kids will not eat butternut squash straight but I know they would eat these pancakes too! XO

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Dawn - Girl Heart Food 01/12/2017 - 13:33

YUM! Love the colour of these, Adina! I could eat these for pretty much any meal of the day and be quite happy 🙂 Have an awesome weekend!!

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Adina Gabor-Gagea 18/10/2020 - 18:06

Hi Adina, is the grated butternut squash raw or cooked? I want to make these soon.

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Adina 18/10/2020 - 19:06

Hi Adina. It is raw. Happy cooking!

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