I feel as though this may be a multi-part series. I have A LOT of squash.
At first I was thinking I would maybe make butternut squash soup since I have soo much squash. At the same time, though, I was really feeling fried potatoes with that salad. After a bit of brainstorming I decided to make squash latkes.
Definitely one of my best meals in February 🙂
To add a little bit of protein to my salad, I decided to fry a couple eggs to throw on top of the salad, too.
The star of my salad, by far, was these latkes. They were SO good. Here’s what I did:
Butternut Squash Latkes
-In a small bowl, combine 2 grated potatoes, half a grated onion, and 1 large garlic clove (pressed or finely chopped)
-mix in 3/4 cup butternut squash and cumin, salt, and pepper, to taste
-Form into patties and place onto a well oiled frying pan at medium heat
-cook on both sides, about a minute each side to begin. Continue flipping periodically until you reach the desired crispness
That’s actually it…it was ridiculously easy!
To complete the meal, I placed two fried eggs and two of these cakes on top of romaine lettuce and drizzled it with a little balsamic vinegar.
This ended up being a pretty cheap meal!
Total Price: $1.81
squash: $0.13 (used 1/8 of my squash, paid $1.00)
romaine: $0.35 (total estimate, but definitely less than $0.50)
garlic: $0.10 (paid $0.84, has at least 8 cloves)
ohh, and I still have 2 more latkes!!