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Simple Fried Squash


We are making preparations to plant summer squash soon. I am looking forward to sautéed squash, squash casserole, squash stir fry, and, of course, fried squash. I was a little surprised the first time I ordered fried squash somewhere and it came fully battered and fried, like chicken. I was expecting it to be more like what I grew up with, a simple cornmeal dip then into the hot oil bubbling in a cast iron frying pan. I can't argue that the battered way isn't tasty, but I think I prefer the simplicity of this recipe and how it lets the squash shine through.

Ingredients: yellow squash, cornmeal, salt, pepper, oil for frying

Step 1: Slice the squash into small circles, approximately 1/4" thick. Put oil into frying pan, turn to medium, and let it heat. Step 2: Mix cornmeal with salt and pepper according to your taste preference.


(Shout out to Tenda-Bake Corn Meal, a local company)


Step 3: Dip the squash slices into the cornmeal on both sides and gently place into oil. Step 4: Once it starts to brown, turnover to cook through and brown both sides. Step 5: Place on paper towels over newspaper to drain excess oil before serving.












Simple Fried Squash


Recipe:


2-3 medium yellow squash

1/2-1 c. cornmeal

Salt & pepper (to taste)

Oil for frying


Slice the squash into small circles, approximately 1/4" thick. Put oil into frying pan, turn to medium, and let it heat. Mix cornmeal with salt and pepper according to your taste preference. Dip the squash slices into the cornmeal on both sides and gently place into oil. Once it starts to brown, turnover to cook through and brown both sides. Place on paper towels over newspaper to drain excess oil before serving.


Source: Author's Family Recipe



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