This recipe was given to me by my mother-in-law; it is so good! You can add anything else you want and it only makes it better. I recommend everyone at least give it a try! You can even add some bacon pieces. Serve with fried deer meat. You can use olive oil or vegetable oil instead of the bacon grease, if desired.


Recipe Summary

20 mins
15 mins
35 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk milk and egg together in a large bowl. Pour cornmeal into another large bowl.

  • Dip squash, potatoes, tomatoes, okra, onion, and green bell pepper into milk mixture; press vegetables into cornmeal to coat.

  • Heat bacon grease in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir vegetable mixture in hot grease until golden and tender, 15 to 25 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

159 calories; protein 5.8g 12% DV; carbohydrates 29.6g 10% DV; fat 2.3g 4% DV; cholesterol 34.3mg 11% DV; sodium 64.7mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
When I saw the recipe title I knew I had to be the first to rate and photo this recipe. While I am not originally from Arkansas this is where I have spent the past 20 years. With the exception of the potatoes and onions all other veggies came from my homegrown Arkansas garden. I served this with Arkansas caught trout but it would have gone nicely with any protein. The only thing that didn't work for me is that it took a lot more than 2 tablespoons of bacon grease to fry all of the ingredients in a skillet. I keep bacon grease on hand so it was not a problem for me but if you don't you might want to plan accordingly. The bacon grease gives the entire dish a nice smokiness and each ingredient absorbs it in its own special way as not to overpower. Not the healthiest side dish but it was a nice treat and one I will make often in the summer when my garden is in full bloom. I'm thinking fresh green beans and banana peppers in the mix would work great too! Read More