There are lots of things that remind me of my childhood, and a crunchy batch of fried zucchini or yellow squash is a great way to conjure up some summer memories of the garden my mom grew each year.
I'm beginning to think I had a unique palate as a child because none of my kids have found the same joy in these garden goodies that I did at their age. I loved foods such as zucchini and yellow squash, not to mention brussel sprouts and radishes. I was beginning to think I raised them this way, but their friends are hard to sway as well.
I will just continue pushing my garden agenda on them and hope that eventually they will 'taste the summer' the same way I do now.
Check out this quick and easy recipe for cooking up your own yummy batch of Fried Squash!
1-2 medium sized homegrown or local zucchini or yellow squash (A medium squash will made about 3-4 servings...unless you have trouble sharing )
1/2 cup milk or buttermilk
1 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp fresh ground pepper
**You can add any herb or spice you might like such as cayenne for a little heat.
2-3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- Slice squash into small discs or "french fry" sticks.
- Mix dry ingredients in small pan for dredging
- Pour milk into another small dish
- Dip each piece into milk then dredge in cornmeal mix
- Heat sauté pan on medium and add oil to just cover the bottom
- Let oil heat up then add the breaded squash
- Cook until a nice light brown crust forms. Turn over and repeat
- Place in a dish lined with a paper towel
- Serve with a fresh salad or alone with a creamy dill dressing
|Dip and Dredge!|
|Fry in Extra Virgin Olive Oil...I had a little too much oil in this picture and removed some of it.|
|Remove from pan onto a paper towel lined dish|
|Serve it up!!! Yummy.|