Chipotle Squash Tacos
Recipe type: Vegetarian
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4
  • 2 cups grated acorn or butternut squash
  • ¼ cup grated white onion
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 jalapeno chili, seeded and diced
  • 1 chipotle chile en adobo sauce, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon oregano (preferably Mexican)
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup flour
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 8 in. flour tortillas
  • Taco toppings: Diced tomatoes, avocados, salsa, crumbled queso con fresco, sour cream, and chopped green onions.
  1. Combine all ingredients. Heat some vegetable oil in a skillet on medium-high. Once the oil is hot enough that water drop of water sizzles when it hits the pan, form small fritters, about an inch in diameter, between your palms. The fritters will be soft and they won’t hold together well in your palms, but they will firm up once they start cooking. Fry on both sides until golden brown, about 1 minute on each side side.
  2. Place the chipotle squash fritters in warmed soft taco shells with the taco toppings. Serve immediately.
Recipe by The Daring Gourmet at