Black Forest Farmer’s market delicata squash and apple fritters.
1Delicata Squash, Peeled, Seeded and Shredded
2Apples (Gala, Honeycrisp), Cored and Shredded
1/2cupAll Purpose Flour (or Gluten-Free Flour)
2tbspPear & Beet Shrub or Apple Cider Vinegar
Caramelized Onion & Apple Topping
1tbspPear & Beet Shrub or Apple Cider Vinegar
1cupWhite Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
Make the onions
Heat a large cast iron pan to medium-high heat, add the oil, then the onions and salt. Cook on medium-high for about 2 minutes then lower the heat to low and cook for 30-45 minutes until the onions have cooked down and caramelized.
Make the fritters
In a large bowl combine all the ingredients for the fritters, squash, apples, cheddar cheese, eggs, feta, salt, pepper and vinegar.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Using a tablespoon, scoop your fritter mixture and then place into the hot skillet. With a spatula press the fritter batter to flatten slightly so it cooks evenly. Cook for 3 minutes on one side and then flip and cook for an additional two minutes. Continue this with the remaining batter.
In a small bowl combine the caramelized onions, julienned apples and vinegar.
Make the cheddar crisps
Preheat your oven to 400° F. To make the cheddar crisps, line a baking sheet tray with parchment paper or a baking silpat. Place teaspoon size portions of shredded cheddar onto the tray, spacing one inch in between each pile of cheese. Bake for 7 minutes, remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes to set.
Top each fritter with 1 tablespoon of the onion and apple mixture. Enjoy hot!