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Spaghetti Squash Fritters with Sriracha Mayonnaise

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Spaghetti Squash Fritters with Sriracha Mayonnaise


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Pair a basic side salad with tasty Spaghetti Squash Fritters with Sriracha Mayonnaise for a simple meatless meal.

Ingredients


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  • 1 (2-pound) spaghetti squash 
  • 1 (8-ounce) package baby spinach 
  • 1/2 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs) 
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan cheese 
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic 
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 
  • 2 large egg whites 
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided 
  • 5 teaspoons canola mayonnaise 
  • 2 teaspoons 2% reduced-fat milk 
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha (hot chile sauce, like Huy Fong) 
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar

How to Make It


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Step 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 ten minutes.
Scrape inside of squash with a fork to remove spaghettilike strands to measure 4 cups.

Step 2

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Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add spinach to pan;
Cook two minutes or till spinach wilts.
Place squash and spinach on a clean dish towel
Squeeze till barely moist.
Coarsely chop squash mixture, and place in a large bowl.
Add panko and next four 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.


Step 3

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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 ten patties total.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
Add 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to pan, and swirl to coat.
Add five patties to pan; cook three 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.


Step 4

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Combine mayonnaise and remaining ingredients in a small bowl.
Serve with fritters.

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