Get ready for the perfect Homemade Fried Squash!
This year, we are not doing our own garden but we still get squash each week and my husband is always looking forward to his fried squash in the summer.
My kids love it too, it is delicious paired with some grilled meats and eaten out on the back patio enjoying the summer breeze.
It’s also a simple recipe and can be adapted with different veggies too like zucchini or even tomatoes. We like to do this same technique with green tomatoes. Fried green tomatoes anyone? I think so!
How to Make Homemade Fried Squash
I have a lot of squash, lots, tons. That does not describe it even slightly. My husband took charge of using some of our squash recently.
If you follow on Facebook, then you know I caught my husband in the kitchen frying up squash. Now, I am not a fan of many things fried and the smell of the grease, well that’s another story.
It makes me feel like I’m clogging an artery by simply smelling it.
My husband on the other hand? When you say Fried Squash? He says ‘More, Please’.
Check out this Air Fryer Squash for a Healthy Version!
This is my husband’s recipe, and it was pretty tasty and easy, even coming from someone who does not like deep-fried foods.
All it takes is a little soaking and flouring.
A touch of frying.
And a lot of eating!
This makes the perfect side dish for any home cooked meal or eat as a treat! I am certain you are going to love this Homemade Fried Squash Recipe.
Now, pair this with your favorite garden fresh veggies for a delicious treat. It’s perfect as is or paired with a dipping sauce too.
- 1 Large Yellow Squash
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Cup of Milk
- Pour enough oil in the skillet or a large pot to coat the bottom. Then, heat the skillet to a medium heat.
- Next, slice the squash into thin slices and set aside.
- Then, beat the eggs in a bowl and mix in the milk.
- Using a large plate, pour out the flour onto the plate.
- Dip the squash into the egg and milk and soak. Once the squash is soaked, dip into the flour. The squash needs to be coated well on both sides with flour.
- Lastly, put it in the hot grease and fry. It will need to be turned frequently and quickly to avoid burning.
- Add salt to taste, if needed.
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Comments & Reviews
Jennifer @ MotherThyme says
Hi Kristy! This recipe is perfect! It is so ironic that you have this today. I have about 4 yellow squash sitting in my veggie basket right now and this sounds perfect! I love that this recipe incorporates ingredients that are already in my pantry so whipping this up will be easy. I look forward to trying this. Thanks!! 🙂
Micha @ Cookin' Mimi says
Fried squash is one of my favorite summertime delicacies along with fried green tomatoes.
Mommy Hates Cooking says
Fried Green Tomatoes…Yum!!!
A southern girl says
I have never tried using egg and milk mixture before putting flour on the squash. I will have to try this. Instead of salt, we always sprinkle them with sugar. It also makes for a great sandwich! Just fried squash between two slices of bread. Yum!
Laura Case says
I love fried squash but, dont care for the breading. I cook mine in bacon grease & add my spices later. I drain all the grease off or at it off with paper towels. Yummy!!
Penny Thompson says
I use corn meal instead of flour. A lot better taste
Cindi Johnson says
I use Cornmeal too. Just that.. No milk soak. Tastes buttery.
Doing the same with an onion and frying them with squash is also great!
PAIGE ARMSTRONG says
OMG! You just gave me the PERFECT solution for getting my husband to LOVE squash!!!! Thank you
Kelly Schimcek says
We use crushed cornflakes with flour and a little Zatarains. Also, slice the squash up early in the day & put on paper towel to catch excess water…. then do the breading, egging, breading again and then fry in oil. They’ll hold the breading better and be, oh, so, great!
That sounds delicious!! I’m going to have to try that one soon. Thanks for sharing!
I use Louisiana Fish Fry with a little bit of flour…OMG! 🙂
I love La Fish Fry and use it for all kinds of fried veggies…tomatoes, eggplant, squash an
I like to fry mine with Don’s Chuck Wagon onion ring mix. Nothing else like it.
Where do you find the Onion Ring Mix? That sounds great to use. I grew up on a farm in TX (now live in GA) and we used Buttermilk for ALL things battered and fried!!!!!! Lynne
I was thinking the same thing as Lynne. I haven’t heard of that mix, sounds amazing!
This isn’t a Gluten free dish if you use regular flour. You will need to substitute a gluten free alternative.
Yes, I use gluten free all purpose flour for mine. I actually thought I had that down in the recipe card above but clearly didn’t. Thank you for pointing that out!!
Thanks so much! Am looking forward to trying this recipe!
(stopping by from Work it Wednesday link party 🙂 ) Thank you for this!! My husband is gluten free and squash is one of his (few) safe to eat foods but I can’t come up with a way that he actually enjoys it… but this sounds AWESOME! Looking forward to trying it.
Laura | Food Fun Family says
Looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing with Delicious Dishes Recipe party this week!
This sounds wonderful! Pinned!
What if you don’t own an air fryer?
Mommy Hates Cooking says
This particular recipe does not use an air fryer. – https://www.mommyhatescooking.com/fried-squash
OK, it’s official, this looks yummy and now I’m starving!
Fried squash and fried spam,,,,, yummy!
Sonya L Gardner Harris says
This is the never fail recipe! I love it! I added some Tuscan garlic to one batch and it was really good too.
I LOVE fried squash but it can be labor intensive if you are cooking for a large family. I get a stuffing mix, and crush the bread crumbs. I then add that to the flour mixture. Yum
So would you do tomatoes the same way I’ve never actually had fried tomatoes am preping to do this one right now
Mommy Hates Cooking says
Yes you could but I would use tomatoes that are hard or not quite ripe because softer ones will not hold up as well.