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Fried Spaghetti Squash Fritters Recipe

Do you love spaghetti squash? You are going to love these Fried Spaghetti Squash Fritters. These fritters are made with healthy squash that is sure to not only taste good but are a healthier twist on an unhealthy fritter recipe.

Fried Spaghetti Squash Fritters Recipe

I love spaghetti squash. It is a versatile vegetable, low calorie, full of fiber, low carb and healthy for you. Also, it can be used no matter what healthy food plan you follow. Fritters, in general, are not usually considered healthy because they are fried. At least with this recipe, the healthy benefits of the squash can help make it a little more healthy. Another thing that makes these spaghetti squash fritters a little heathier is that is only pan-fried instead of deep-fried.

What to Serve with Spaghetti Squash Fritters

These fritters are so good as a side dish for almost anything. I like to serve these with

Are these Fritters Keto Like Other Spaghetti Squash Recipes

While many spaghetti squash recipes are keto and low carb, this recipe is not considered keto. Because of the cornstarch that is used in the recipe, it kicks this out of being a keto or low carb recipe. If you are eating keto and watching what carb loaded ingredients you are eating, try switching the cornstarch for almond flour.

Can Spaghetti Squash Cakes be Made Ahead

When it comes to making these spaghetti squash cakes, you can make the squash earlier and create the spaghetti squash cakes before you need them, but do not fry them before you are ready to serve them. As the cakes sit, they will not tastes as they did when they were first fried. Also, as they sit, it will lose its crispness that you can only get with frying.

How to Store Fried Spaghetti Squash

If you are storing these fried spaghetti squash, you will want to store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. I recommend placing a napkin or paper towel under the fritters to soak up excess oil as it cools. This will prevent the fried spaghetti squash from tasting greasy when you reheat them.

How to Reheat Spaghetti Squash Fritters

When you are reheating these fritters, you want to heat them in a skillet with about a tablespoon of oil. This will re-crisp the fritter again. Another option is to heat them in the oven. I would not recommend heating them in a microwave. It does not heat well this way.

Variations to this recipe

I love these fritters just the way they are. But it is easy to change this recipe.

  • Add Heat: If you like a little heat in your recipes, you can add a little hot sauce or red pepper flakes.
  • Use other vegetables: You can add shredded cooked carrots or even zucchini.

Ingredients in Fried Spaghettis Squash Fritters

  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Eggs
  • Cornstarch
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cumin
  • Chili powder
  • Garlic
  • Oil of your choice for frying

ingredients for spaghetti squash fritters

How to Make Fried Spaghetti Squash

Slice a spaghetti squash in half lengthwise.

spaghetti squash cut in half
Scrape out the seeds and center of the spaghetti squash.

scraped out spaghetti squash
Poke holes in the back of one half of the spaghetti squash.

poke holes in the squash
Place the half of spaghetti squash face down in a microwave safe dish with about an inch of water at the bottom.
Cook the spaghetti squash in the microwave for 10 minutes.
Let the squash cool for a few minutes, and then remove, turn over, and scrape out the spaghetti squash in strands into a mixing bowl.

scrape the squash
Cook the other half of the spaghetti squash in the microwave as described above, and add the cooked squash to the mixing bowl.
To the squash, add in 2 cloves of garlic.

add garlic to the squash
Pour ½ a tablespoon of cumin and ½ a tablespoon of chili powder into the mixing bowl with the squash.

add spices
Add salt and pepper to taste to the mixing bowl.

add salt
Mix in 2 beaten eggs.

add eggs to squash
Sprinkle in ½ cup of cornstarch, and stir to combine.

add cornstarch
In a skillet, heat a thin layer of cooking oil over medium-high heat.

fritters in the oil
Once the oil is heated, make the squash mixture into small flat cakes, and place them into the heated oil, careful to squeeze out any excess moisture before doing so.
Cook the squash cakes for a few minutes on each side until browned and crispy.
Remove the squash cakes to a paper towel lined plate.
Serve hot with sour cream and fresh chopped garlic chives.

Fried Spaghetti Squash Fritters Recipe

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Fried Spaghetti Squash Fritters Recipe

Fried Spaghetti Squash Fritters Recipe


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  • Author: Laura
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 15 min

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Do you love spaghetti squash? You are going to love these Fried Spaghetti Squash Fritters. These fritters are made with healthy squash that is sure to not only taste good but are a healthier twist on an unhealthy fritter recipe.


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Ingredients

  • 1 Spaghetti Squash
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ c. Cornstarch
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ tbsp. Cumin
  • ½ tbsp. Chili powder
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • Oil of your choice for frying

Instructions

  1. Slice a spaghetti squash in half lengthwise.
  2. Scrape out the seeds and center of the spaghetti squash.
  3. Poke holes in the back of one half of the spaghetti squash.
  4. Place the half of spaghetti squash face down in a microwave safe dish with about an inch of water at the bottom.
  5. Cook the spaghetti squash in the microwave for 10 minutes.
  6. Let the squash cool for a few minutes, and then remove, turn over, and scrape out the spaghetti squash in strands into a mixing bowl.
  7. Cook the other half of the spaghetti squash in the microwave as described above, and add the cooked squash to the mixing bowl.
  8. To the squash, add in 2 cloves of garlic.
  9. Pour ½ a tablespoon of cumin and ½ a tablespoon of chili powder into the mixing bowl with the squash.
  10. Add salt and pepper to taste to the mixing bowl.
  11. Mix in 2 beaten eggs.
  12. Sprinkle in ½ cup of cornstarch, and stir to combine.
  13. In a skillet, heat a thin layer of cooking oil over medium-high heat.
  14. Once the oil is heated, make the squash mixture into small flat cakes, and place them into the heated oil, careful to squeeze out any excess moisture before doing so.
  15. Cook the squash cakes for a few minutes on each side until browned and crispy.
  16. Remove the squash cakes to a paper towel lined plate.
  17. Serve hot with sour cream and fresh chopped garlic chives.

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