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

How to Make Easy Deep Fried Summer Squash


  • 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.

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About Easy Deep Fried Summer Squash

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