Butternut Squash Fritters with Truffle Sea Salt

by | Updated: November 8th, 2018 | Read time: 1 minute

Fritters are far down a foodie’s list of favorites. In all fairness, it’s hard to beat out freshly made pasta or roasted pears with mascarpone. Dishes like these are gourmet all the way. But you know what else makes the top picks? Truffle anything! Truffle mac and cheese, truffle brioche and now truffle fritters. Because the prized fungi is so pungent and hard to find, this recipe for squash fritters only calls for a pinch of black truffle sea salt. But it’s more than enough to pull off an impressive, gourmand-approved appetizer. Perhaps you finally have a reason to give fritters a fry.

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Makes: 6 servings


1 large butternut squash
1 white onion
1/8 cup parsley
2 Tbsp. milk
1 egg
3 Tbsp. flour
Pinch of Gustus Vitae Italian Black Winter Truffle Sea Salt
Fresh thyme
Sour cream


  1. Grate butternut squash and pat dry with a paper towel to absorb liquid.
  2. Finely chop onion and parsley and add to a medium mixing bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, beat egg and mix in milk.
  4. Add egg mixture and flour to onion and parsley. Stir to combine.
  5. In a skillet over medium heat, warm vegetable oil or cooking oil of choice.
  6. Scoop about a 1/4 to 1/2 cup of batter onto warm skillet and pan-fry until both sides are golden brown, flipping fritters as needed.
  7. Season with truffle sea salt, fresh thyme and sour cream just before serving.
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