easy deep fried summer squash

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Elaine Bovender
Wilmington, NC

For as long as I can remember my family has loved fried summer squash. Over the years, I have either pan fried them or deep fried them, but I think the results are so much better when it's deep fried. They come out so crispy and delicious and this recipe is so easy to do. Hope you enjoy it.

★★★★★ 2
serves 4 to 6, depending on serving size
prep time 10 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For easy deep fried summer squash

  • 3 or 4 md
    yellow summer squash
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 lg
  • 3/4 c
    flour (preferably self rising, but all purpose will work)
  • 3/4 c
    corn meal (preferably self rising, but plain will work)
  • oil for frying
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make easy deep fried summer squash

  • 1
    Wash the squash and slice off the ends and discard. Slice squash into thin slices, about 1/8" thick. Set aside.
  • 2
    In a small bowl, combine egg and milk, mixing thoroughly with fork. In another shallow bowl or plate, combine flour and corn meal.
  • 3
    Dip squash in milk mixture and then roll in flour mixture, coating both sides.
  • 4
    Drop into hot oil (375 degrees) into a deep fryer. Fry for approximately 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown. Place on a wire rack to let the grease drain. Do not drain on paper towels or the squash will become soggy.
  • 5
    After a few minutes, transfer to a serving dish and salt and pepper to taste. Serve and enjoy!
  • 6
    Note: You may increase or decrease flour and meal as necessary.