Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Butternut Squash Croquettes
1 1/2 cups butternut squash cut into 1/2" cubes and pulverized in food processor
4 Tbsp flour sieved
1 tsp cornstarch
1/8 tsp fresh ground pepper
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 Tbsp hot sauce
1/4 cup green onion, green parts reserved for garnish
Pulverize butternut squash in food processor, then add remaining ingredients and pureé until smooth but mixture still has texture. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add a heaping tablespoon of mixture to the pan, flatten and fry in batches until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side. Allow to cool on a rack then garnish with remaining green onions.
Try topping these with a little curry ketchup (1 Tbsp curry powder plus 1/4 cup ketchup) and sautéed shrimp for an easy, elegant appetizer.