Fried Squash

Fried Squash is a classic Southern way to use up the bounty of garden or farmer’s market fresh squash.

Fried Squash

Squash is one of my favorite vegetables. It’s super delicious sauteed with onions, in a casserole, or as an alternative to cornbread dressing.

But my favorite way to enjoy yellow squash is to make fried squash. However, that wasn’t always the case.

Every single time I talk about fried squash my mom likes to mention a time she was cooking it when I was little. I was about three and wanted to try one of the “pancakes” she was making. Once I took a bite and discovered what it was, I wasn’t impressed.

Fast forward thirty some odd years and I look forward to when in season summer squash hits the stores and vegetable stands.

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Fried Squash

Author Micha M


  • 2-3 medium yellow squash
  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-2 teaspoons Cajun or Creole seasoning
  • to taste salt
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • vegetable oil


  1. Pour oil into a deep cast iron skillet or heavy-bottomed pot until it's about 2 inches deep. Heat over medium heat until about 350 degrees

  2. Place egg and water in a bowl and beat with a fork until well combined

  3. Stir the flour and seasoning together in another bowl

  4. Wash and slice the squash

  5. Coat in the flour, egg, then flour again

  6. Carefully add to hot oil and cook for 3-5 minutes or until outside is crispy and golden and the squash is tender. You may need to cook in batches

  7. Remove to a rack or paper towel lined plate or dish and drain

  8. Sprinkle with salt if desired and serve hot

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  1. This fried squash looks absolutely perfect – golden, crispy, and tasty!

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