Spaghetti squash pancakes are the perfect way to make use of an abundance of spaghetti squash. You’ve probably seen spaghetti squash in the market. It’s a pale yellow winter squash that’s all stringy inside. Spaghetti squash is a great substitute for pasta in many dishes. However, this week, when the spaghetti squash showed up in my CSA basket, I got to thinking about what other ways I might be able to use it beyond the obvious.
This year’s CSA basket has made me realize that when in doubt, make a veggie pancake. When faced with this week’s CSA share, veggie pancakes were the obvious choice for the spaghetti squash. We also got more eggplant, carrots, cilantro, onions, Asian pears, Romanesco cauliflower, and sweet peppers. It was easy enough to make use of the cilantro, onion, and peppers (new favorite easy weeknight dinner – chicken fajitas). The eggplant and carrots will just have to hang out for awhile. The Romanesco cauliflower will probably get roasted and served next to a pork loin later this week. In the meantime, I wanted to make quick use of the spaghetti squash.
So I baked the squash on Saturday night, let it cool and sit overnight in the fridge. This morning, while I was drinking coffee and listening to the Remembering Tom Petty station on Pandora, I made spaghetti squash pancakes. The husband declared these squash-y but tolerable (this is high praise from him, believe me). I served them with fried eggs, avocado, and hot sauce and thought they were absolutely wonderful. If you are looking for an alternative to potato pancakes, these are definitely the way to go. The squash gets all soft and melty on the inside and crispy on the outside.
These spaghetti squash pancakes are definitely a new favorite for me. I’m eager to try out other variations with spaghetti squash and I’m sure the CSA will provide.
- 1 small spaghetti squash
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 8 tablespoons flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon chopped garlic or garlic powder
- Ground pepper to taste
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut a few slits into the spaghetti squash and bake whole for an hour.
- When the spaghetti squash is cool, remove the seeds and scoop out the spaghetti squash threads. Add all ingredients in a bowl and combine. Heat the olive oil in a cast iron or non-stick pan. When the oil is hot, drop ¼ cup of pancake batter into the pan. Repeat for two or three more pancakes. Cook each side for 2 minutes. When pancakes are done, place them on a baking sheet in the preheated oven. Continue until you’ve used all the batter.
- Makes 6 pancakes. Enjoy!