Ok so my husband really likes fried squash. He also eats pork and beans mixed with it, which is strange to me but hey whatever floats his boat I guess! Well a while back I was given some squash from a good friend so I looked up this recipe to try and after postponing this dinner a few times I finally made it last night. It is a Paula Dean recipe and I will tell you that my guy really enjoyed it. He at first made this weird face and I thought to myself “oh crap he doesn’t like it” but then he said he loved it! Go me and go Paula Dean! Here is the recipe for your cooking pleasure!
Yield:6 to 8 servings
Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/deep-fried-squash-recipe.html?oc=linkback
Vegetable oil, for frying
1/2 cup whole buttermilk
3 large eggs
4 medium yellow squash, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons Cajun or Creole seasoning
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
In a large Dutch oven, pour the oil to a depth of 2 inches; heat to 365 degrees F.
In a large bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and eggs until smooth. Add the squash, tossing gently to coat; let stand for 30 minutes. Drain the squash, discarding the buttermilk mixture.
In a shallow dish, combine the cornmeal, flour, Cajun or Creole seasoning, baking powder, salt, and pepper, to taste. Dredge the squash in the mixture to coat.
Fry the squash, in batches, until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Garnish with parsley, if desired. Serve immediately.
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