Acorn Squash Fritters with Spicy Korean Sauce
Copyright © 2016 Sonoma Press, from Vegan 101: Learn to Cook Plant-Based Meals That Satisfy Everyone by Spork Foods founders Heather Bell and Jenny Engel. Reprinted with permission.
Drizzle Korean spicy sauce on pretty much anything, and you’ll wind up with a hit. Combined with these crispy-on-the-outside, smooth-in-the-middle fritters, you’re likely to have anyone who tastes them clamoring for more. Our advice? Make a double batch. (Note: the gochujang sauce ingredient is available at most natural food stores if you don't have a Korean market in your area.)
1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Place squash cut-side up on a baking sheet and drizzle each half with 1 teaspoon neutral-tasting oil. Roast for 36 to 38 minutes, or until knife easily pierces flesh. Set aside to cool.
2. Scoop out 2 1/2 cups squash flesh and place in large bowl. Mash with potato masher. Add 1 1/2 cups panko, flour, vinegar, tamari, brown rice syrup, sesame oil, sea salt, and ginger. Whisk. Fold in sesame seeds and scallions.
3. In a shallow bowl, place remaining 1/2 cup panko. Scoop 1/3 cup squash mixture and roll in panko. Flatten into a 3-inch disk. Repeat with remaining squash mixture.
4. Heat a large nonstick sauté pan and add two tablespoons oil. Add fritters and cook about 4 minutes per side, or until golden.
5. To prepare the sauce, combine in a mixing bowl the gochujang sauce, vinegar, brown rice syrup, lime juice, oil, and sesame seeds. Whisk until uniform. Serve fritters warm, drizzled with sauce.
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