Remember how I said I was super excited for squash season? That’s not a joke. In the past two weeks I have made/consumed:
-Acorn squash and leek soup
-Spaghetti squash with feta, white beans, and spinach
-Butternut squash chili
-Spaghetti squash and spinach fritters with Sriracha mayonnaise
That’s some serious squashing. I love it all. And I’m still looking forward to more butternut and spaghetti squash in my future, but this has been a quality start. Let’s pave the way to winter – not with broken promises but with squash.
Now, I know y’all were worried about a possible Sriracha shortage, but don’t worry, they’re gonna keep at the good work. This Sriracha mayonnaise sauce surprised me – the vinegar gives it a serious tang. I obviously couldn’t follow the recipe straight, so I also added some garlic and ketchup to round out the flavors.
You know what did not surprise me though?…The fritters. I mean, are fritters ever bad? I suppose if you left to go make a cocktail and ended up burning them to a crisp, but then you have a cocktail, so still not bad. And these ones came with the added benefit of being able to show off my mad strength from all those pushups…there’s a solid ten minutes of squeezing out all the liquid from the shredded spaghetti squash, and let me tell you – those bad boys have A LOT of liquid. But we can’t have soggy fritters, now can we?
These fritters are simple and delicious. You get a salty bite from the Parmesan and that…squash flavor? I honestly don’t know how to describe spaghetti squash, but can we talk about how cool it is?! Once you cook it, it shreds into SPAGHETTI, I know we understand that from the name, but I’m still amazed by it.
It’s also great as a replacement for pasta in your favorite baked pasta recipe – I like to do a homemade marinara sauce with mushrooms and onions and mix it all together and top it with smoked mozzarella, bake it, bam. It’s such a cool squash. Just sayin. Try these fritters, you’ll love ‘em.
Here’s what I did.
Spaghetti Squash and Spinach Fritters with Sriracha Mayonnaise
*from Cooking Light
I just added a dash of ketchup and garlic powder to the mayo!
*French phrase for fun
Je vais manger les meilleurs tacos du monde bientôt!
I’m about to have the best tacos in the world!