Butternut Squash, Chive, and Cottage Cheese Fritter

Butternut Squash, Chive, and Cottage Cheese Fritter
The essential cold summer soup from Spain, gazpacho is made with fresh tomatoes, peppers, and country bread soaked in olive oil.

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

 Gazpacho is a Spanish classic, best made when juicy tomatoes are in season.

This delicious cottage cheese fritter recipe by Chef Marvin Woods (for the National Dairy Council) is the perfect way to celebrate National Cheese Month. This recipe calls for lactose-free cottage cheese so even those who are lactose intolerant can enjoy this dish.The best part? The fritters and dipping sauce are ready in under 30 minutes!

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6
Servings
292
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the Fritters

  • Olive oil, for frying
  • 1 1/2 butternut squash (pre-boiled and pureed)
  • 1 1/2 Cup lactose-free cottage cheese
  • 1/4 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh chopped chives
  • 1/4 Teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Cups panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 Cup all-purpose flour, for rolling

For The Yogurt Dipping Sauce

  • 1/2 Cup plain Greek non-fat yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon agave
  • 1 Teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh orange juice

Directions

For the Fritters

Preheat the oil to 350 degrees (use a thermomater to check the temperature).

In a small bowl combine the butternut squash, cottage cheese, salt, pepper, chives, and smoked paprika. Add the 2 tablespoons of flour to the mixture and combine. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop and shape the fritters to a uniform in size.

Place the eggs in a bowl and whisk them with a fork. Place the panko bread crumbs in another bowl and put the flour in a third bowl.

Roll the fritters in the flour and coat them completely. Then, roll them in the egg and then in the bread crumbs.

Cook the fritters in the oil for 2 to 4 minutes, or until golden brown.

For The Yogurt Dipping Sauce

Combine the yogurt, agave, lime juice and orange juice in in a blender. Blend until combined and then serve in a small bowl alongside the fritters.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
47g
36%
Protein
15g
33%
Vitamin A, RAE
25µg
4%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
11µg
12%
Calcium, Ca
174mg
17%
Choline, total
23mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Fluoride, F
48µg
2%
Folate, total
108µg
27%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
27mg
8%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
184mg
26%
Selenium, Se
26µg
47%
Sodium, Na
520mg
35%
Water
87g
3%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Butternut Squash Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Butternut Squash Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.