Down Home Southern Cooking

5.25.2011

One of our favorite recipes to enjoy in the summer is fried squash. I wish I had some home grown squash, but the squash from the store will have to work for now.

Sorry I didn't take a picture before I cut the squash up. I didn't think about blogging this until I was through with that part. Here are the ingredients. I don't have a specific recipe for the way I do this. This is the way us down south folks throw things together. I used 4 yellow squash and sliced them and placed them in a bowl. Then I mixed up an egg to do a wash on the squash. Then I mixed equal parts of cornmeal and flour in a bowl. Dip the squash slices in the egg and then throw them in the bowl with the cornmeal and flour and mix that all together until the squash is coated.

 This is what it looks like coated in the mixture.

Put enough oil in a pan to cover the squash. I used Crisco Canola oil and extra light olive oil together.
Get this oil good and hot.

Put a batch of squash in at a time that covers the bottom of the pan and cook and flip over till golden brown on both sides. Oh, I wish you could smell this.

Take the squash out and place on a dish with a paper towel for the grease to drain.


Continue cooking each batch and dump them on top of the rest, sprinkle with salt and enjoy!

Enjoy!

45 comments:

  1. Yum...makes my mouth water! I love fried squash and squash casserole. Enjoy!

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  2. YUMMY! I thought I was at the wrong blog for a moment...I know you do not love to cook, however, that is one fine looking recipe!

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  3. My stomach's rumbling and I'm drooling now! I LOVE fried squash! I have it in my garden and just noticed the tiny baby ones on the plants yesterday:)

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  4. Thanks, Kim...this looks fantastic! I never would have thought to use cornmeal. We use breadcrumbs. I'm going to try it your way!

    XO,
    Jane

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  5. Boy, it sure looks good! I can't hardly eat fried foods though. Acid reflux I've had for years and take meds for. I can only eat raw squash in a salad. Oh yum.
    Brenda

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  6. Oh wow, I wish I could eat a few slices right now!! What a yummy sounding recipe!

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  7. I've never heard of this - and it looks delicious! It also looks dangerous to the waistline!

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  8. Yummy!!! I was just telling my kids I was going to make fried squash over the weekend, after I sauteed some in butter. We've got some squash and zuchini growing out back, but its not ready yet.
    Yours looks so delicious and I bet it was! Love me some fried squash!

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  9. My mouth is watering! I LOVE fried summer squash!

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  10. My mouth is watering, I might have to make some of these this week! (Or have my Mama.....:)

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  11. yummy kim. nice pics too! never heard of doing squash like that, but I am gonna give it a try.

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  12. Ohhhhh, how I love fried squash!! Whenever I make it, it barely makes it to the table for everybody coming in (including me) sampling.

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  13. Yummy. And, I have some fresh squash that will be ready in a day or two. Thanks for the recipe. Have a great evening.

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  14. I can almost smell it and taste it!
    Looks yummy and delicious!

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  15. Yum, if you can't work in your yard, you work in the kitchen!

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  16. YUM!!! I love fried squash!

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  17. OH i love squash and this looks so yummy!
    Great photos too Kim!

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  18. Hi Kim! This is one of my favorite foods. Thanks for sharing.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  19. Yummy! We dont fry very often..but I love fried squash! I (sadly) recently I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease...One thing I had to give up FLOUR...:( I have gotten used to it and do use Gluten Free Flour on occasion...I need to try frying some squash with the GF flour...;)

    XoXo!

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  20. Mmmm, this looks yummy! I have several squash in my fridge right now from my CSA. I think I'll make this tmorrow night!
    Jen
    Scissors & Spatulas

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  21. Those look super yummy Kim! Reminds when my mom use to make potatoes like that when I was growing up.

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  22. I must be a southern girl in the Midwest! I grew up on this but we used flour instead of cornmeal. Maybe that is the Midwest version! I absolutely love it fried! Now you made me hungry so I might have to plan to make some next week!

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  23. Yummy, I'm making this tomorrow. I bought squash at the produce market and I need to use it soon. Thanks Kim.

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  24. My nephew absolutely loves fried squash... I need to make this recipe for him this summer when there are so many squash around. Thanks for the recipe.
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  25. Girl...there is no denying you are southern when you use White Lily flour, lol!! Looks great!!

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  26. Well, I have some homegrown squash so I think I'll cook this tomorrow. I fry squash too, but I've never used an egg wash. Thanks for the tip. I bet it makes it extra crispy!

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  27. Fried zucchini is one of my all time favorites. I could eat the whole batch myself. I have done it in the oven also and it works pretty well, but there is nothing like frying it!! Now you have made me hungry for fried zucchini!! Yumo, Kathysue

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  28. Yummy!!! I love fried zucchini also dipped in a little ranch dressing! I shot it all with the ranch dressing, didn't I? :-) Thank you for sharing! I am going to have to try that!

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  29. I grew up eating fried squash and okra! My tiny mouth is certainly watering! Yours looks so delicious.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  30. Yum, Yum!! Love to fried squash! Add that to fried okra, corn, blackeyed peas and you have the beginnings of a good southern meal!!
    Blessings!

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  31. Kim, thanks for the comment.
    I wanted to let you the lady I had make my red check pillows has another set in her shop, just without the flanged edges. CottageHomeCouture is her Etsy shop name.

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  32. My mom always made the exact recipe, especially for me. I was the only one in my family who loved them. I guess I will have to make my own now. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Mmmm...good!

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  33. Kim, yummy, I know your kitchen smells so good. This is such a great side dish. I'll pick up squash at the farmers market and give your recipe a try. Thanks for sharing........

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  34. I love fried squash! Absolutely delicious!

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  35. oh! it must be just that week of the year; we had a 'fry fest' this week. the squash was hands-down my favorite. my kids LOVE fried food but since i don't fry often, they get a nearly-reverent tone when i DO begin heating oil in a pan. . ."mom(deep inhale), are you--FRYING?"
    lol.
    your pics are YUMMY!

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  36. Thanks Kim for the compliment comment on Debbiedoos today about my blue chair redo.:) Noticed it. Thanks!

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  37. w.h.a.t?? Kim I did not know you could cook! Just kidding, I am pretty sure you are an expert at anything you put your hands to! This looks so delicious and summery!

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  38. I agree with Anita about the White Lily flour. Had a chuckle when I saw that. Just when I've been trying to be good and lay off fried foods! The fresh squash is in abundance at the grocery store right now and the price is not bad either. We had sauteed squash last night. Now I'm going to have to fry some!

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  39. My mouth is watering! Fried squash...fried okra! Two of my favorite summertime sides! ♥

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  40. Those look G O O D!! Thanks for sharing! Your pictures look great! XO ~Liz

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  41. Kim, I thought I'd clicked on the wrong blog for a second. :) lol just kidding. You cook the way I do.. just put things together without a recipe. I love fried squash and yours look sooooo good.
    Thanks for making me hungry. I've lost 7 lbs and now I'm wanting to make fried squash.. YUM. Thanks a lot Kim! :)
    I'm so glad we got rain... yay!!
    Have a great weekend,
    Babs

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  42. Fried squash and fried okra are my FAVORITE!!!!!!!

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  43. Made this tonight-it was a mess but so delicious! Told my husband to enjoy
    the squash since it was the first and LAST time I will be making it ��
    Delicious recipe!

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