Summer Squash Fritters with Bacon and Scallions

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These are one of my FAVORITE recipes to make with fresh garden produce. Nom, nom nom! You can whip up a batch in just a few minutes and the flavors are so simple yet fresh and bold.
The recipe below makes two large cakes but you can double it to make more.

Ingredients:

1 –  medium-large summer squash

1 – whole egg – large

1/3 – cup Italian style breadcrumbs

1 tablespoon butter or margarine (I use Smart Balance Light!)

2 tablespoons crumbled bacon or real bacon bits

a large-ish pinch of chopped green onions (aka scallions,) to taste- I like MORE, some folks like less!

Instructions

Do you love kitchen gadgets? I sure do! I got THIS awesome veggie sprializer, and as soon as it came in, I was excited to see what I could do with it.

 

I decided to use it on the squash and it turned out amazingly well! Once my squas was cut, I mixed all the ingredients together except for the butter. If you don’t have a spiralizer, you could julienne them with a veggie peeler or simply chop the squash. Now, heat the butter in a fry pan on medium, so that it doesn’t reach its smoke point.

Below, you can see my beautiful squash “noodles”

Next, form the squash mixture into two patties and lightly coat the outside in a little extra of the bread crumbs. Place the patties in the pan and fry them for about 4-5 minutes per side until the desired amount of golden brown deliciousness is achieved.

 Enjoy!!

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