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Fried Squash

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In this post I am sharing my popular recipe for fried squash (or zucchini).

Fried yellow squash with that bit of crunch on the outside, oh so good. Easy to make too. Pan fried to perfection the good old fashioned country way.

I have always been fond of yellow squash. Perhaps that is because it was my first vegetable that I grew myself as a child. After caring for that vegetable plant and harvesting those fresh squash I wanted all things yellow squash in my life.

This recipe is a classic and a favorite for many besides just me. So grab yourself a few summer squash and let’s get to cooking!

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 Yellow Summer Squash, medium to large, sliced into 1/4″ pieces
  • 1 c Flour, all purpose
  • 1/2 c corn meal
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 c  Buttermilk
  • 2 tsp Water
  • Oil for frying, 1/4″ in the bottom of a medium skillet

Southern Pan Fried Squash

Yellow Summer Squash
 
Add oil to a skillet and heat over medium heat.
 
While the skillet is heating, combine flour, corn meal, and seasoning in a small bowl. In another bowl, beat an egg and mix in buttermilk and water.
 
Dredge each squash piece in seasoned flour/cornmeal mixture, then wet mixture, then back to flour/cornmeal mixture.
 
Add to heated skillet and brown on each side.

Country Fried Squash with Cornmeal and Flour

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Don’t overcook or the squash will become mushy inside. It only takes a couple of minutes per side. Remove squash and place on a paper towel lined plate to drain excess oil.

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fried squash side dish
 
Other yellow squash recipes: Skillet Squash with Onions
 
 
 
Julia's Simply Southern Fried Squash Recipe
 
 

Fried Squash

Fried Squash

A classic Southern style side dish recipe of pan fried squash with a crispy cornmeal and flour coating.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1-2 Yellow Summer Squash, medium to large, sliced into 1/4" pieces
  • 1 c Flour, all purpose
  • 1/2 c corn meal
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 c  Buttermilk
  • 2 tsp Water
  • Oil for frying, 1/4" in the bottom of a medium skillet

Instructions

Begin by adding the oil to a skillet and heat over medium heat.

Next, combine the flour, corn meal, and seasonings in a small bowl.

In another bowl, beat an egg and whisk in buttermilk and water. 

Next, dredge each squash piece in the seasoned flour/cornmeal mixture, then into the wet mixture, then back to to the flour/cornmeal mixture.

Add the coated squash pieces to the heated skillet and brown on each side. This will take about 2 minutes per side. Be careful not to overcook or the texture of the squash will become mushy. 

Serve hot

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 259 Total Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 47mg Sodium: 345mg Carbohydrates: 44g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 5g Protein: 8g

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6 Comments

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    Mary
    July 10, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    I have found some recipes here that i would love to print but find no way to do this, can you help me please <3

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    Anonymous
    July 11, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Hi,Mary. When a print option isn't available, I like to copy and paste my recipes to a Word document. There, I can edit however I want, save to my recipe folder, and print when needed.

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    Julia's Simply Southern
    August 1, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    Mary,
    If you'll notice to the left a set of "Share" buttons. At the bottom there is one that looks like a sunshine. If you scroll over it you will get more options and one of those options is to print the page.

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    Anonymous
    August 8, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Do you use the same batter for fried okra or just cornmeal?

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      Julia's Simply Southern
      August 9, 2016 at 10:49 am

      I do use the same for frying okra 🙂

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    Miz Helen
    September 17, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Hi Julia,
    We love summer squash and have not had it fried in awhile, this looks so good. It really makaes me want some fried squash. Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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