i will squash you for these squash cakes!

When I send out a Tweet that I’ve just made a delicious and super easy Squash Carbonara with the Garden’s bounty, and someone Tweets back “I have an incredible recipe from my grandma for squash patties! My kids and hub LOVE them! Let me know if you want it!! “…you pretty much say “Yes please!!”

Now stick with me here…it’s complicated and may take you ohhhhhh, all of 15 minutes (TOPS) to makes these babies (which I have now made 3 times this week, but who’s counting??)


1 cup grated squash
1 egg
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup flour
2 tablespoon grated onion

Directions: (Again, really complicated, pay attention!)

Mix everything together and spoon into hot olive oil, fry lightly until firm!

Ignore my out of focus photo, I was in a hurry to try these! Love using my ice cream scooper for EVERYTHING that needs to be spooned and dropped! Thanks for the tip Barefoot Contessa.

Dropped a few spoonfuls in the hot oil…

When I saw them starting to lightly brown, I flipped them with a fork.

When they felt firm to the touch with the back of my fork, I lifted them out onto paper towel.

And then I devoured them. You will too.

The end.

THANK YOU Christine (and your Grandmother!) for sharing your family’s favorite summer staple with us!!  You can be sure it’s now one of ours!