Sweet Fried Summer Squash Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Sweet Fried Summer Squash Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Sweet Fried Summer Squash

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"Sliced yellow squash is dredged in flour and sugar, then fried until golden brown."

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins
  • READY IN

    20 mins

Directions

  1. Allow squash to rest for 5 minutes after cutting to release its moisture. Stir the flour, sugar, and salt together in a shallow bowl. Dredge the squash slices in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess, and set aside until needed.
  2. Melt the shortening in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Arrange the squash in a single layer in the skillet. Cook, turning once, until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
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Footnotes

  • Editor's Note
  • The nutritional analysis for this recipe reflects an estimated 10% of the oil for frying as well as the full amount of the coating and breading. Therefore, the values represented may not be accurate.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 06, 2009

I am not going to badmouth this recipe too badly. The idea behind it is fantastic, but the subtle sweetness of squash is what makes it a summertime favorite and the amount of sugar in this recipe blankets that natural sweetness in the squash with an overwhelming sweetness that makes this dish almost a dessert as is. If you half or quarter the amount of sugar and maybe replace it with a little cornmeal, this fried squash is simple and amazing. This way the sugar carmelizes and accentuates the squash rather than candy coating it.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 19, 2009

I usually make fried squash the traditional southern way, dredging first in milk/egg mixture, then in corn meal. Tonight I was out of eggs, so found this recipe and it turned out nicely. While I still prefer my traditional version, I wouldn't hesitate to make this again for a change of pace.

 
Jul 25, 2008

Oh, my gosh! YUMMY! I did like someone suggested and battered it in cornmeal, salt and pepper instead! WOW! I didn't make near enough!! All my guys - husband too - wanted me to double, no triple this for next time!!!

 
Aug 04, 2009

I grew up in the south and this was a summer staple for us. My favorite way to do it is to use dry pancake mix instead of the flour. It adds a little extra sweetness without being overpowering.

 
Aug 09, 2007

Sounds good! I make something similar, except I dice the squash, dredge in cornmeal, salt, and pepper. Then I fry in olive oil. Delicious! There are never any leftovers no matter how much I make.

 
Jun 16, 2008

Simple and tasty. My garden squash are coming in quickly and needed a recipe that was quick to prepare. Added a dash of onion and garlic powder to the flour. However, sauteed in 1 tablespoon butter and 2 tablespoons of EVOO.

 
Jul 10, 2009

Very nice recipe. I changed things a little by adding a little more salt and some pepper to the flour mix. I also added a little paprika. I used olive oil in a skillet and also used canola oil in a deep fryer. The olive oil came out the best. Lastly I topped my with some churizo. The sweet and spicy play was amazing. Good job on this one!

 
Aug 12, 2007

Excellent recipe, I just added salt and pepper to the squash before I dredged in the flour. This is the way my mother made squash when I was a child. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 719 kcal
  • 36%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.3 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 68.6 g
  • 106%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 66 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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