Acorn Squash Puppies

Course : Breads
Serves: 2 dozen
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1 3/4 pound acorn squash
2 cups self-rising cornmeal
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 large egg -- lightly beaten
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup onion -- finely chopped
2 Cup vegetable oil

Preparation / Directions:

Cut acorn squash in half crosswise; remove from seeds. Place squash, cut side down, in a shallow baking dish or pan. Add water to baking dish to depth of 1/2 inch. Bake at 375F for 45 minutes or until tender. Drain. Scoop out pulp, discarding shells. Place pulp in container of an electric blender or food processor; process until smooth. Measure 1-1/4 cups squash puree; set aside. Reserve any additional puree for other uses. Combine cornmeal and flour in a bowl; make a well in center. Set aside. Combine squash puree, egg, milk, and onion. Add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches in a Dutch oven; heat to 360F. Drop mixture by tablespoonfuls into hot oil. Cook 2 minutes or until golden, turning once. Drain on paper towels.

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