Gone in 60 seconds!
Seriously…these are so good that half of them don’t even make it from the pan to a plate. They accidentally fall into my mouth instead 🙂
One day I really craving homemade hash browns but there were no potatoes in sight. Just vegetables…mounts and mounts of vegetables. A hash brown cravers nightmare!
These baby’s taste nothing like hash browns but I was able to satisfy that craving by making “something out of nothing”. This is a saying I use a lot because I find that I discover some of my favorite recipes during times where I think I don’t have anything to eat. By simply taking a closer at what you have in your kitchen and being in tune with your tastebuds/cravings, you will be surprised at what you can come up with. I love kitchen experiments! Don’t get me wrong…several of my experiments turn out terribly bad, but several turn out to be the best things I’ve ever made.
Anyways, back to those amazing fritters…This is a great healthy snack or appetizer if you are trying to use up some leftover spaghetti squash and tastes great with about any herbs you have on hand. I just happened to have my favorite…Dill (duh!) but don’t be afraid to be spontaneous and create your own version with whatever vegetables and spices you have around.
P.S. If you have never cooked with spaghetti squash before, check out this 30-second video to learn how.
- 1 medium spaghetti squash
- ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup flour
- two sprigs of fresh dill
- olive oil
- Preheat oven to 375°F and halve squash lengthwise. Use a spoon to scoop out and discard seeds from the middle of each half.
- Arrange squash in a casserole dish with the cut sides down. Pour ½ cup water into the dish and bake until just tender (about 30 to 35 minutes).
- Remove squash from oven and let it cool.
- Once squash has cooled completely, rake a fork back and forth across the squash to remove its flesh in spaghetti-like strands.
- Place the strands in a bowl.
- Add the rest of the ingredients into the bowl and mix evenly. It's important the squash is completely cool before adding ingredients because an egg is involved.
- Form mixture into small round patties.
- Add a few spoons of olive oil to a skillet and place on medium heat.
- Place a few patties in the skillet and grill for a few minutes until golden brown on both sides. They will probably likely be a little soft so be careful when turning them.
- Top with extra dill or parmesan and serve.