When I made the chicken mole earlier on in the week, I served it on a bed of refried beans and these chipotle squash fritters. I had some squash left over in the fridge that I wanted to use and I figured that the sweetness of the squash would be a nice counterbalance to the thick and spicy mole sauce . Making these chipotle quash fritters to go with the chicken mole was not enough to finish the squash off and I was rather glad as I really enjoyed the sweet and spicy combo so I made them again and served them by themselves with some mole sauce. There is just something so addictive about crispy fried fritters and these ones with smoky chipotle chilies would go well topped with many different salsas. If you are not a big fan of squash or can’t find it at the moment it would be easy to swap in sweet potato instead.
Chipotle Squash Fritters
Sweet squash with smoky hot chipotles in adobo fried up until golden brown and crispy.
- 2 cups squash such as butternut or pumpkin, grated
- 1 chipotle in adobo, chopped
- 1 green onion, sliced
- 1 handful cilantro, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin (toasted and ground)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 egg
- 1/2+ cup flour, I like to use whole wheat
- 2 tablespoons oil
- Mix the squash, chipotle in adobo, green onion, cilantro, cumin, salt and pepper, egg, and enough flour to hold everything together flour.
- Heat the oil in a pan.
- Spoon the mixture into the pan and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 4 minutes per side.
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
Those fritters look mighty delicious! What a fabulous idea.
I would love to make squash fritters!
Queste frittele sono gustose e belle, ciao
Oh I am SO in love with these Kevin! I wonder if I can still find winter squash at the farmer's market to make them with…
Wish i had the time to make homemade mole sauce! your recipes sound and look great!
Ana Powell says
I want them too ♥♥♥
Oh wow, yum!! This seems like just the thing that I would love. Butternut squash is one of my favorite foods, and that sauce looks crazy rich and good. Adding this to my never-ending list 🙂
These looks amazing…maybe with a simpler version of mole or chocolate sauce…
Food Glorious Food! says
Squash fritters! This is new to me!They look so enticing! Must try! Thanks for sharing!
These sound so unusual and creative and like a natural fit with the mole. But then again, I think I'd gladly use just about anything to sop up extra mole, maybe even cardboard!
The Duo Dishes says
Great colors on the plate–deep red, orange, green. Very colorful.
Yum, these look great!!
We Are Not Martha says
Wow! I am obsessed with chipotle (and pumpkin/squash obviously!), so these look like heaven to me. So, so good!! 🙂
Always looking for interesting recipes for my vegetarian friends! Thanks again Kevin. Very cool twist.
Janna Renee says
YUM! I love all things frittered and chipotle, so i'm pretty sure i'll love these!!!
It's taken 18 months but I have finally made these! Delicious.