Deep Fried Butternut Squash

Deep Fried Butternut Squash

Diana Rattray

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
319 Calories
14g Fat
34g Carbs
14g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 319
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 244mg 81%
Sodium 599mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Protein 14g
Calcium 317mg 24%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Looking for new butternut squash recipes? This warm and comforting fall snack tastes great with maple syrup or a savory dip. 


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Combine 1 cup of flour, the cornstarch, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, allspice, and sugar. Whisk together the egg and milk and whisk into the dry ingredients until smooth and well blended. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1/2 hour.

  3. Put the remaining 1/2 cup of flour in a food storage bag.

  4. Heat oil in a deep fryer or deep frying pan to 365 F.

  5. Peel butternut squash with a Y peeler or vegetable peeler, cut in half, and remove seeds with a spoon, scraping the softer membranes out of the cavity.

  6. Cut the squash into 1/2-inch by 2-inch sticks (approximately).

  7. Toss the squash sticks with the 1/2 cup of flour in the food storage bag.

  8. Dip in the batter and let excess drip off.

  9. Fry in small batches for about 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden brown and tender. Drain on paper towels.

  10. Serve with maple syrup or your favorite dip or fruity salsa and enjoy!

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