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easy deep fried summer squash

(2 ratings)
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 ratings)
yield 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.