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Southern Fried Squash Recipe

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In this post I am sharing my popular Southern Fried Squash Recipe (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.

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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
 
 

Let’s make this Southern Fried Squash Recipe!

 
Yield: 1 Side Dish

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

  1. Begin by adding the oil to a skillet and heat over medium heat.
  2. Next, combine the flour, corn meal, and seasonings in a small bowl.
  3. In another bowl, beat an egg and whisk in buttermilk and water. 
  4. Next, dredge each squash piece in the seasoned flour/cornmeal mixture, then into the wet mixture, then back to to the flour/cornmeal mixture.
  5. 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. 
  6. Serve hot

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 259Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 345mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 4gSugar: 5gProtein: 8g
Julia's Simply Southern Fried Squash Recipe

Thank you so much for stopping by! If you love fresh summer squash then I know you’ll love this tried and true fried squash recipe.

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Miz Helen

Saturday 17th of September 2016

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

Anonymous

Monday 8th of August 2016

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

Julia's Simply Southern

Tuesday 9th of August 2016

I do use the same for frying okra :)

Julia's Simply Southern

Monday 1st of August 2016

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.

Anonymous

Monday 11th of July 2016

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.

Mary

Sunday 10th of July 2016

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