Easy Deep Fried Summer Squash

Elaine Bovender


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.

★★★★★ 1 vote
4 to 6, depending on serving size
10 Min
5 Min
Deep Fry


3 or 4 medium
yellow summer squash
1 1/2 c
1 large
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


1Wash the squash and slice off the ends and discard. Slice squash into thin slices, about 1/8" thick. Set aside.
2In a small bowl, combine egg and milk, mixing thoroughly with fork. In another shallow bowl or plate, combine flour and corn meal.
3Dip squash in milk mixture and then roll in flour mixture, coating both sides.
4Drop 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.
5After a few minutes, transfer to a serving dish and salt and pepper to taste. Serve and enjoy!
6Note: You may increase or decrease flour and meal as necessary.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian