Fried Summer Squash Fritters with Yogurt Sauce

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Servings: 6 to 8

These summer squash fritters are incredibly easy to prepare but guaranteed to please. Fry up a batch for lunch or enjoy them as a summer appetizer. No matter when you enjoy them they are sure to be a hit, especially when served with a dollop of fresh yogurt dill sauce.

Ingredients:

  • 2 small summer squash, ends trimmed away
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion
  • 2 large eggs, whisked well
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup non-fat yogurt, plain
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped dill
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

 

Instructions:

  1. Grate the summer squash and spread it on a clean dish towel.
  2. Sprinkle with salt and let rest for 10 minutes before rolling up the towel and wringing out as much moisture as you can.
  3. Transfer the grated squash to a large mixing bowl and stir in the onion, eggs, flour, salt and pepper.
  4. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  5. Drop the squash mixture in heaping spoonfuls into the hot oil and fry for 3 to 5 minutes on each side until golden brown.
  6. Drain the squash fritters on paper towel while you prepare the yogurt sauce.
  7. Whisk together the yogurt, dill, garlic and lemon juice in a small bowl.
  8. Serve the fritters warm with a dollop of yogurt sauce.

Fried Summer Squash Fritters with Yogurt Sauce

Nutritional Information:

130 calories per serving, 8g fat, 11g carbs, 4.5g protein, 1g fiber.

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