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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Fried Squash

Fried yellow squash with that bit of crunch on the outside, oh so good. Easy to make too.


  • 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

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. 

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.

Other yellow squash recipes: Skillet Squash with Onions


  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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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