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Butternut Squash, Chive, and Cottage Cheese Fritter

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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Ready in
Prep Time: 15 m Cook Time: 10 m, Ready Time 25 m
6
Servings
594
Calories Per Serving

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
Servings6
Calories Per Serving594
Total Fat43g66%
Sugar9gN/A
Saturated7g34%
Cholesterol72mg24%
Protein14g27%
Carbs41g14%
Vitamin A717µg80%
Vitamin B120.5µg8.6%
Vitamin B60.3mg13.3%
Vitamin C28mg47%
Vitamin D0.4µg0.1%
Vitamin E8mg38%
Vitamin K26µg32%
Calcium198mg20%
Fiber4g14%
Folate (food)54µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)75µg19%
Folic acid12µgN/A
Iron2mg11%
Magnesium55mg14%
Monounsaturated29gN/A
Niacin (B3)2mg10%
Phosphorus205mg29%
Polyunsaturated4gN/A
Potassium593mg17%
Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg16.6%
Sodium357mg15%
Sugars, added2gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.2mg14.8%
Zinc0.9mg5.9%