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Crispy Summer Squash…It Was a Hit!

Gardening...You CAN do it!! Ok, here it is…our first squash!! I am SO excited! My dad use to grow squash in the summer and we all really enjoyed it. My family isn’t that into squash, but I am going to work at winning them over. Here is my first attempt. 🙂

Yes…lightly breaded and fried! That is sure to please. In order to get the summer squash super crispy, I first lightly salted the sliced squash and let the salt draw the water out. You can see the water in the photo below. It really works! Blot the water off of the squash before breading.

Crispy Summer Squash

Next, pour a cup or so of corn meal into a shallow dish and season with salt, pepper, and a little paprika. They beat two eggs in another shallow dish and season those as well. Dredge the squash in the egg first and then in the seasoned corn meal.

Crispy Summer Squash

Place directly into a small amount of hot oil and cook until brown (about 2 minutes per side).
Crispy Summer Squash

I served ours alongside roast chicken and salad. This first step in making more interesting squash dishes was a success!

Crispy Summer Squash

Crispy Summer Squash


8 Responses

  1. I never heard of salting first. What a terrific idea! I’m going to try it this week. Thanks for the hint. :o) And, I like the photos of the plated squash. Nice.

    • Diane Marie Haller says:

      Thank you Lou Ann! The salting really helped the crust adhere. This was the first time I had tried that and I am so glad I did! Will do it from here on out. Blessings!

  2. I make mine very similar to the way you do, and the kids and I love them!! This is well worth someone having in their recipe book. 🙂

    • Diane Marie Haller says:

      Isn’t it great when they eat squash! 🙂 I am glad to hear others enjoy it this way too!! 🙂 Blessings!

  3. Yum… I am a huge squash lover so definitely need to try these. Plus, totally digging the crunch that is has when you bite into it. YUM!

  4. Yum! I have never tried squash this way, but it looks delicious!! 🙂
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  5. That’s amazing that you can see the water bead up! Thanks for that tip… will definitely try this recipe soon 🙂 Pinned!

    Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes


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