Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Hide and Seek... With Food

My boys are not picky eaters. When I cook meals I just cook and put it on the table. Some nights I am sure that they love the menu more than others, but they know that if they don't want to eat then breakfast is the next morning. However, this is not to say that I am not fully aware of their likes and dislikes and try to cook so that a meal isn't loaded with "gross" foods.

We went to the Farmer's Market this afternoon and picked up a lot of fresh veggies. One of the things I picked up that the boy's kind of cringed at was squash. That is not at the top of their list. What they didn't know is that I had a recipe that a friend had given me at a ballgame a few weeks ago. It hides the squash inside a squash fritter. Hopefully they will eat them and never even realize it until after supper is over! I tried one a minute ago and they tasted more like a corn fritter than squash to me. They are soooooo yummy!!

Mr. Joe's Squash Fritters

2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup self rising cornmeal
1/2 cup grated squash (I couldn't find my grater so I cut mine into tiny cubes)
1 Tbsp onion
2 Tbsp sour cream
1/2 t cayenne pepper
2 Tsp shredded parmesan
1/2 Tbsp salt
1/4 t black pepper
salsa (to taste)

Combine all the ingredients and mix well. If your mixture is too runny, add a little meal. If it is too dry, at a little milk. Heat a heavy iron skillet over medium heat (smoking oil is too hot) and pour 1/4 cup of oil for each fritter. Fry 3 to 4 minutes on first side or until golden brown and 2 to 3 minutes on the second side or until golden brown. These are good warmed up the second day.

I may have to find a few more recipes to hide veggies in!!


Dr. Wifey said...

yummy! my grandmother makes a similar version of squash hushpuppies

Confessions of A Mississippi Mom said...

Surprising with hiding good stuff in their food is always my goal. I will have to try this one. Thanks

mayberry said...

Oooh! Yummy! I love squash! Can't wait til I have time to try this!

Supermom said...

Yes that does sound yummy. But it has a lot of ingredients... I kind of get glassy eyed when the recipe is more than 5 ingredients. =)

mayberry said...

Supermom - salt, pepper and cayenne don't count as ingredients. =)

Deanna said...

I promise it was easy! Chopping the squash was as tough as it got.

Miss Mud Puddle said...

I love recipes! Thanks!

Dr. Wifey: did you say hushpuppies??? YUM!