Two Summers ago, I couldn’t get enough of fried squash, and I made them every chance I got. I haven’t made them much since, only because I have been busy. I think it is time I dust the recipe off, however. The only problem is, the recipe is in my head! If my memory is correct, this is it:
Mary’s Fried Squash
Note: Don’t let the list of ingredients intimidate you – it is basically spices/oil/cornmeal/flour
- Several yellow squash (you can use zucchini)
- Garlic Powder
-Cayenne Pepper (ground)
-Yellow Corn Meal
-Oil for frying
Slice your squash into thin rounds. Lay them out in a single layer on top of paper towels spread in a cookie sheet. Salt both sides of the squash rounds, and let sit until the squash start “sweating”. They shouldn’t take long to “sweat”. Next, in a bowl put cornmeal and flour in the ratio of 3 T. cornmeal to 1 T. flour. You can start out with 6:2, or whatever looks right. Next, sprinkle salt, Cayenne pepper, and garlic powder over the cornmeal/flour mixture, and mix. Meanwhile, you should have a oil heating in a frying pan, or a 2 quart sauce pan, etc. You want quite a lot of oil in the pan, maybe a few inches. When the oil is pretty hot, pass your squash through the cornmeal/flour mixture, making sure to coat them well, and then fry them a few at a time. When the squash is brown/golden on one side, roll them over to the next side. When they are finished, take them out and place on a plate covered with paper towels.
Note: I can’t remember If I salted them afterwards too, or not. Play with it!