Squash Patties

This recipe is a really delicious and unique way to use squash which is so abundant in the summer here in the south. I tried it for the first time at a July 4th cookout (hosted by our friend MB) and was compelled to blog it. I have to acknowledge Alice Wrenn (mama of Frank), the source of the original version of this recipe.  One person at the party actually said "I want to marry those squash patties" 😊

Ingredients for around 12 patties:
1 Cup plain flour 
¼ Cup vegetable oil
Around 1/4 cup sugar (can be less per taste) 
3 cups grated yellow squash (3 to 4 small)
½ tsp salt 
1 median onion chopped
¾ - cup milk 
2 whole dried Red Chillies roughly crushed (this is key) or Red pepper flakes (2 to 3 tsp)
1 egg

Directions: 
1) Stir first 6 ingredients, beat with an electric mixer until smooth
2) Add remaining ingredients.  Mix well.  
3) Drop mixture by tablespoons into a shallow frying pan containing 1/4 to 1/2 cup of hot canola oil. They wont splatter as much as you might think and the batter should spread out which is ok.  Shallow frying makes them crispy (like fritters). Cook until golden brown (around 2 mins).  Turn each patty once.  
4) Drain on paperTowels.  Enjoy!

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