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5 from 5 votes

Fried Yellow Squash

This fried yellow squash is a delicious way to use up the summer vegetable.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: squash
Servings: 6
Calories: 435kcal
Author: Heather


  • 2-3 yellow squash
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup corn meal
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt OPTIONAL for drying out squash


  • Clean and dry squash. Cut off ends and slice into 1/4-inch thick slices.
  • ***This step is optional but helps to keep squash crispy. After slicing, place rounds on a paper towel or colander. Sprinkle salt over the rounds to help draw out any extra moisture. Let sit for 15-30 minutes. Rinse of salt and pat dry.
  • In a bowl, whisk together milk and egg. In a large bowl or plate, whisk together flour, cornmeal, seasoned salt, and pepper.
  • Dip squash slice into egg mixture and then dip into flour mixture. Make sure to completely coat the squash slice in the flour mixture.  
  • Pour vegetable oil in large, deep skillet and warm over medium heat. (About 350 degrees.)
  • Place coated squash slices in the hot oil. Fry for about 3-4 minutes on each side or until turns golden brown. 
  • Carefully remove squash from oil and and place on a paper towel lined plate and pat off any excess grease.



Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 796mg | Potassium: 262mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 203IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg