Monday, July 12, 2010

Fried Squash

Some friends of ours have more squash growing in their garden then they know what to do with, so they insisted on sending some home with us. We didn't mind helping them out of course. We're so unselfish that way. ;) We also have lots of fresh corn because it was 10 cents an ear at Wal-Mart. Can you believe that? So for the next few days we are going to eating squash and corn in every way imaginable. Hopefully I can switch them up enough that no one will mind. We had fried squash and basic corn-on-the-cob this weekend and tonight we'll have fresh corn casserole and a baked squash casserole (along with some sort of meat so that my husband doesn't think I don't love him anymore). I'll share the squash recipe with you later this week.
Because Melissa asked so nicely in the comments for the fried squash recipe, here it is:

Ingredients
Squash, sliced in thick slices. I slice up as much as I think we'll eat. You can use almost any kind of squash.
1 or 2 eggs (depending on how much squash you have)
Milk or buttermilk (maybe 1/4 to 1/3 cup again depending on how much squash you have)
Equal amounts of flour and cornmeal (I used 1/2 cup of each)
salt, pepper, garlic powder or use Paula Deen's House Seasoning Mix
Vegetable Oil for frying

Slice the squash and preheat the oil on medium. Whisk together milk and egg in a bowl. Stir together flour, cornmeal and seasonings in another bowl or platter. Dip squash slices in egg mixture, then coat with flour mixture. Place squash in a single layer in the skillet and fry a few minutes on each side. It should be crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

And there you have it! Hope you all have a fantastic beginning to your week.

Much love,

11 comments:

Adventures in Domestic Cooking said...

Oh looks wonderful!! Probably tastes great!

La Dama said...

mmm they look so yumm..have you tried them with ranch dressing.

Heidi M said...

I have a bumper crop of squash so I am going to try this out! Thanks for posting it!

Terri said...

Okay, I made this for lunch and let me just say, "YUMMY!"

Tina said...

Sounds delish! My favorite way to make squash is to steam it or just cook it in a pan, add butter, salt, pepper, and some Adobo seasoning. Sooo good! I'll definitely have to try out this recipe though!

Anonymous said...

I just roll mine in corn meal and salt and pepper it. I slice mine thin.
Retrohousewife

50s Housewife said...

La Dama, no we didn't and I'm surprised one of my kids didn't think of it. They love ranch on everything! :)

Terri, I'm so glad you liked it!

Tina, that sounds really good too!

Ms. Bake-it said...

Sounds delicious. My friend's mother used to make this when we were growing up but I have not had it since. I laughed at the ranch dressing comment. What is it about ranch dressing? My youngest son loves the stuff too.

Did you decide what color to paint your door?

~ Tracy

Ms. Bake-it said...

Sounds delicious. My friend's mother used to make this when we were growing up but I have not had it since. I laughed at the ranch dressing comment. What is it about ranch dressing? My youngest son loves the stuff too.

Did you decide what color to paint your door?

~ Tracy

Ms. Givens said...

I wish someone would insist on me having some of their squash. :)
My dad has been sending tomato's home with me on the weekends.
I broil a slice on half a bagel topped with Provolone Cheese.

REJOICING said...

Thank you so much for posting the recipe for the fried squash. I am so excited to try this.
BTW because of you I started a blog :)