Here's a fast and simple way to use up your summer squash (also called crooked neck squash). I have also used this recipe for okra and zucchini. My kids gobble up their veggies this way!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place cornbread mix in a gallon-size resealable bag; season with salt and black pepper. Add squash, seal bag, and shake to coat evenly. Remove squash from bag and shake off any excess cornmeal.

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  • Heat about 1/4 inch of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry squash in the hot oil, working in batches, until center is cooked and edges are crisp, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used. Amount of the breading mix consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

129.8 calories; 3 g protein; 21.2 g carbohydrates; 0.7 mg cholesterol; 418.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2012
Amazing. i never thought of doing this. I had some corn muffin mix left, cut up some squash and put in olive oil with cajun and garlic seasonings. WOW this is really GREAT. thanks for sharing. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/15/2012
I thought these tasted fine, but I had a couple of problems. I couldn't understand why the squash is not dipped in any liquid first? I wanted to follow the exact directions though. I ended up with about 1/2 of the cormeal leftover. Also, on some of them the skin stayed tough. Make sure to cut them the 1/8". The thinner ones were the best. In addition, make sure to use a smaller yellow squash. On the larger, or over grown ones, the skin is naturally tougher and with larger seeds. The ones I made with the overall smaller yellow squash were the ones that turned out well. Read More
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27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2012
Amazing. i never thought of doing this. I had some corn muffin mix left, cut up some squash and put in olive oil with cajun and garlic seasonings. WOW this is really GREAT. thanks for sharing. Read More
(27)
Rating: 3 stars
08/15/2012
I thought these tasted fine, but I had a couple of problems. I couldn't understand why the squash is not dipped in any liquid first? I wanted to follow the exact directions though. I ended up with about 1/2 of the cormeal leftover. Also, on some of them the skin stayed tough. Make sure to cut them the 1/8". The thinner ones were the best. In addition, make sure to use a smaller yellow squash. On the larger, or over grown ones, the skin is naturally tougher and with larger seeds. The ones I made with the overall smaller yellow squash were the ones that turned out well. Read More
(45)
Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2012
Amazing. i never thought of doing this. I had some corn muffin mix left, cut up some squash and put in olive oil with cajun and garlic seasonings. WOW this is really GREAT. thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2012
This is a great quick squash recipe. The only change I suggest is add seasonings to fit your taste. I followed the recipe as listed and then added dried rosemary, parsley, basil, garlic powder, and sea salt. Imagine fried okra but with the flavor of squash. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/21/2014
This is pretty close to the way my Grandmom always cooked squash. For a real kick try frying in bacon drippings. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/18/2012
I made this for my son and I just as written and we thought it was really good. It was our first time trying yellow squash and I think we both agree that we'll be eating it again. I did salt the squash after it was fried. Very tasty! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2012
I added a little chili powder to the mix. Instead of putting the squash in the bag of corneal I dipped each slice in oil then dipped in the batter then fried. Taste good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2014
Wow easy and delicious! No egg needed for nice light batter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2014
Never had tasted yellow squash before so looked here for a recipe so easy and turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2018
These were so good! My husband was disappointed that I didn t make more. I added a little dried parsley and minced onion to the mix but other than that I made no changes. Read More