A Southern classic, fresh summer squash is combined with onion and cheese and fried in a hot cast iron skillet to make these delicious fritters. Served with softened basil butter, squash fritters are the perfect appetizer or side for your next cookout or fish fry.
You know those specific flavors and sounds and smells that can instantly transport you back to your childhood? This is my childhood: summers at the beach with fish frying or shrimp boiling and my mom standing by a large griddle frying up these pancake-like fresh squash fritters.
Every summer I asked my mom to make these and when I ate them last week I was instantly transported back to all those warm, happy, sun-filled days at the beach. I seriously love summer and this summer feels extra special and shiny with a toddler to share in all the joys.
There’s something a little bit magical about seeing things you’ve grown so accustomed to through your child’s eyes for the first time.
Sights and sounds and flavors and experiences – everything is new to our little guy and I’m grateful for all the “firsts” we get to have with him. We didn’t get to see him on his first birthday or the day he took his first step, but this weekend we were standing beside him when he saw the ocean for the first time and later that weekend when he ate his first bite of ice cream. We got to see him watch birds fly over the dock where he sat and feel the sand between his toes for the first time….