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fried squash and/or zucchini

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Sherry Wilkins
Cabot, AR

This is our favorite way to cook squash and zucchini.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Fried zucchini is a Southern delicacy, but not all fried zucchini recipes are created equal. This one is delicious. Salting and sweating the zucchini before frying pulls most of the extra moisture from the zucchini or yellow squash. That step makes the crust stick much better. These fried zucchini chips are perfectly seasoned and, once fried, have a nice crunchy crust. These are best served hot.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield 4 -6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For fried squash and/or zucchini

  • 2-3
    squash or zucchini, medium-sized
  • 1
    egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp
    salt, depending on your taste (we are light salters)
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder
  • vegetable oil

How To Make fried squash and/or zucchini

  • Slicing the zucchini into rounds.
    Slice squash into rounds 1/8"-1/4" thick.
  • Sprinkling salt over the slices.
    When I have time, I salt the squash and let it sit for about 30 minutes to sweat out the excess water but when I am in a hurry I skip this step.
  • Milk and egg in a small bowl.
    Combine milk and egg in a small bowl.
  • Flour, cornmeal, and spices in a bowl.
    In a 2nd bowl (I use a plate) combine the flour, cornmeal, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Drying the squash with a paper towel.
    If you set the squash aside to sweat, dab them dry with a paper towel.
  • Coating the slice with egg wash.
    Then dip them in the egg mixture.
  • Dipping the slice into the coating.
    Then dredge them in the dry mixture.
  • Dredging all the slices.
    Continue this process until all the rounds have been dredged.
  • Frying the zucchini in a skillet.
    Using enough to cover the bottom of the pan, heat oil in a large skillet using medium to medium high heat. Place squash in skillet and fry both sides of squash until golden brown.
  • Draining excess oil.
    Once fried, place on a paper towel to absorb extra oil.