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Spaghetti Squash Fritters With Sriracha Mayonnaise

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“Found this on recipes.com. It is a great Cooking Light recipe. Add meat or cheese to the fritters for the not-as-healthy take (I added Sausage, Mozzarella and Prosciutto) on the recipe. Add sour cream to the mayo to lessen the heat of the sauce if you like. One tip, make sure you use a non-stick pan for the fritters and some Pam. It definitely makes things easier. Enjoy!”
READY IN:
55mins
SERVES:
5
YIELD:
2 Fritters
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. 1. Cut squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out seeds; discard. Place squash halves, cut sides up, in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover with a damp paper towel. Microwave at HIGH 20 minutes or until tender. Let stand 10 minutes. Scrape inside of squash with a fork to remove spaghettilike strands to measure 4 cups.
  2. 2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add spinach to pan; cook 2 minutes or until spinach wilts. Place squash and spinach on a clean dish towel; squeeze until barely moist. Coarsely chop squash mixture, and place in a large bowl. Add panko and next 4 ingredients (through baking powder), and toss well to combine. Place egg whites in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until soft peaks form. Gently fold egg whites into squash mixture.
  3. 3. Fill a 1/4-cup dry measuring cup with squash mixture. Invert onto work surface; gently pat into a 3/4-inch-thick patty. Repeat procedure with remaining squash mixture, forming 10 patties total. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to pan, and swirl to coat. Add 5 patties to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove patties from pan; keep warm. Repeat the procedure with remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil and squash patties.
  4. 4. Combine mayonnaise and remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Serve with fritters.

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