Saturday, August 7, 2010
Summer Squash Croquettes: serves 6 ( 2 croquettes = 3 points)
4-2/3 c. coarsely chopped yellow squash
1/2 c. chopped green onions
30 Saltine crackers, crushed
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/4 c. yellow cornmeal
1 T. canola oil, divided
Steam squash and onions until tender. Drain well and mash with a fork. Stir in crackers and next 3 ingredients ( through eggs) Cover and chill for 3 hours. Drain well in a fine mesh strainer.
Place cornmeal in a shallow dish. Form squash mixture into 12 patties and coat in cornmeal.
Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray. Add 1-1/2 tsp. oil. Cook 6 croquettes at a time for 2-4 minutes per side or until golden browned and crisp on the outside.