Summer Squash Fritters

Summertime is one of the best times for produce.  There are so many wonderful things that come out of the garden–tomatoes, corn, watermelon, and squash are some of my favorites.  And it’s not unusual for me to crave them at any other time of the year either!

Squash happens to be one of my absolute favorites.  There are a lot of different varieties, but the yellow summer squash is super versatile.

While squash are delicious at least a dozen different ways, one of my favorite recipes includes bacon and cheese and requires them to be fried like a fritter.  What could be wrong with frying the produce?  Also, bacon…

My sweet Momma made these for the co-birthday dinner I had with my sister.  There was a lot of other yummy food too, but the squash fritters were all I could think about and I ate way more than my share!

I recently made them to go with our dinner and once again, I ate more than my share!  These fritters make a great appetizer or side.  To be honest, I ate the leftovers for breakfast one morning–just pop them in the oven for a few minutes to reheat.

Seriously, try these out.  They are sooo delicious!

Summer Squash Fritters

2 medium yellow squash, diced

1/2 of a diced onion, diced

6 slices of cooked bacon, crumbled

1 egg

1/2 cup of shredded cheese, cheddar or blend

Dash of salt and a couple dashes of pepper

1/2 cup of self-rising flour


Mix all of the ingredients.  The type of cheese used is up to you–Mom always uses cheddar, but I use a Mexican blend.  Depending on how much moisture is in the veggies, it may also be necessary to add more flour.  I actually started with a 1/4 of a cup and added more until the mixture would stick together to fry.

Heat about an inch of oil on medium heat and drop in spoonfuls of the fritter mixture.  Fry for five minutes on each side and drain.  I like to press the top of them down as they are frying to make them a little flatter.  Mostly because I feel like the squash cooks better that way, but I have no real proof.  Try it different ways if that doesn’t work for you!

That’s it.  Definitely eat these while they are warm and maybe set a few aside that you don’t tell anybody else about.  They are just that good!!





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