Fried Yellow Squash

Fried Yellow Squash

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"Here's a fast and simple way to use up your summer squash (also called crooked neck squash). I have also used this recipe for okra and zucchini. My kids gobble up their veggies this way!"


25 m servings 130 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 130 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 4 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.2g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 516 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place cornbread mix in a gallon-size resealable bag; season with salt and black pepper. Add squash, seal bag, and shake to coat evenly. Remove squash from bag and shake off any excess cornmeal.
  2. Heat about 1/4 inch of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry squash in the hot oil, working in batches, until center is cooked and edges are crisp, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.


  • Editor's Note:
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used. Amount of the breading mix consumed will vary.
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  1. 14 Ratings


I thought these tasted fine, but I had a couple of problems. I couldn't understand why the squash is not dipped in any liquid first? I wanted to follow the exact directions though. I ended up wi...

Amazing. i never thought of doing this. I had some corn muffin mix left, cut up some squash and put in olive oil with cajun and garlic seasonings. WOW this is really GREAT. thanks for sharing.

This is a great quick squash recipe. The only change I suggest is add seasonings to fit your taste. I followed the recipe as listed and then added dried rosemary, parsley, basil, garlic powder, ...

I made this for my son and I, just as written, and we thought it was really good. It was our first time trying yellow squash and I think we both agree that we'll be eating it again. I did salt...

I added a little chili powder to the mix. Instead of putting the squash in the bag of corneal, I dipped each slice in oil, then dipped in the batter, then fried. Taste good.

Wow easy and delicious! No egg needed for nice light batter.

Never had tasted yellow squash before so looked here for a recipe so easy and turned out great!

This is pretty close to the way my Grandmom always cooked squash. For a real kick try frying in bacon drippings.

Wonderful recipe, quick to make and delicious! We added a touch of garlic salt, I know not traditional but soooo good! Thanks for this recipe.