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Michael Symon's Spaghetti Squash Fritters

Michael Symon Spaghetti Squash Fritters
The Perfect Fall Party Food!
skill level
Moderate
time
1-30min
servings
4
cost
$
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Because fall vegetables are even better bite-sized and fried.
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ingredients
  • 1 Medium Spaghetti Squash (cooked and shredded)
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt or Coarse Sea Salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon Nutmeg (grated)
  • 1 1/2 tablepsoons chopped Fresh Sage plus whole leaves for
  • garnish
  • 1 Scallion (green and white parts) thinly sliced on the bias
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Freshly ground Pepper
  • 4 oz Bleu Cheese (coarsely chopped or crumbled)
  • Zest of 1 Orange
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 3 tablsepoons All-Purpose Flour
  • Canola Oil for deep frying
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step-by-step directions We've Made Cooking As Easy As 1-2-3! printer friendly version 
  • 1
    1 Medium Spaghetti Squash (cooked and shredded)
    Cut squash in half and remove seeds. Roast on foil-lined half sheet pan in a preheated 400 degree oven for 45 minutes. Let cool. With a fork scrape squash to remove long strands and place on a towel.
  • 2
    1 1/2 tablepsoons chopped Fresh Sage
    1/8 teaspoon Nutmeg (grated)
    1 Scallion (green and white parts) thinly sliced on the bias
    2 teaspoons Garlic (minced)
    1/2 teaspoon Freshly ground Pepper
    4 oz Bleu Cheese (coarsely chopped or crumbled)
    Zest of 1 Orange
    1 Large Egg
    3 tablsepoons All-Purpose Flour
    Wrap the spaghetti squash in a kitchen towel and wring as much liquid out of it as possible, discarding the liquid.
  • 3
    Canola Oil for deep frying
    In a medium bowl, combine the squash spaghetti, sage, grated nutmeg, scallion, garlic, pepper, bleu cheese, and all but 1 teaspoon of the orange zest. Stir in the egg and flour and mix well until combined.
  • 4
    Fresh Sage leaves
    Add the canola oil to a large shallow pan -- you want about 1/4 inch, or enough so that when all the fritters are in the pan, the oil comes halfway up their sides. Place the pan over medium-high heat. Oil should be heated to 360-370 degrees for frying. 
  • 5
    1 teaspoon Orange Zest
    1 teaspoon Coarse Sea Salt or Kosher Salt
    Form fritters by hand or using a 1/4 cup measure, and fry them in the hot oil in batches. Cook until the fritters are golden brown on each side, 4 to 6 minutes. After the fritters have cooked for a couple minutes add some fresh sage leaves, but be careful because they will pop. Fry sage leaves for a couple minutes and remove with fritters. Drain fried fritters on paper towels.
  • 6
    Transfer the fritters to plates and garnish with with reserved orange zest, fried sage leaves, and some coarse sea salt or kosher salt.
 
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