Yellow Squash Patties

(Serves 4 as a side dish)


  • 500g pattipan squash, grated
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 ½ tablespoons salt
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • ½ cup cornmeal or polenta
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


Place the squash and onion in a colander, sprinkle with salt, and drain about 30 minutes, until no longer moist. In a bowl, mix the squash and onion, flour, cornmeal, egg, and cheese. Season with pepper. Heat the oil in large frying pan over medium heat. Drop squash mixture by heaping tablespoonfuls into the pan, and cook 3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Serve with sour cream and hot sauce as a starter or as a side with almost anything.