May 29, 2012

Old Fashioned Goodness

Fried Squash!
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. 

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