Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Fried Yellow Squash #vegan


Summer squash is a vegetable I remember from my childhood. My grandma always fried it and served it with mashed potatoes and chicken fried steak.  My grandfather was from Texas and he loved his fried food. Every once in a while I need fried food too.

Our garden this year is producing a ton of squash. I can't believe how many I have from one plant. We are almost squashed out!  I have frozen most of it. I grate it, squeeze it, add a cup to a freezer bag, and freeze.  I will add this to muffins, sauces, soups, and cookies.  It blends in well with most bread, soups, and broths.


Along with the yellow squash, I have zucchini and patty squash in the garden. I use this process to make all three of these into fried slices of squashy summer goodness. I like to serve my fried squash with a sauce. I usually start with my VEGAN MAYONNAISE and then add herbs, spices, lemon, and capers. Blend them together and serve on the side. You can always buy sauces too if this is an easier alternative for your family.

Fried Yellow Squash #vegan

1 large yellow squash or 2-3 small squash
1 cup cornmeal flour (fine not coarse)
1 cup of flour or gluten-free flour
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon parsley flakes
1-2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/2 -1 cup dairy free milk (I use almond or coconut milk)
coconut oil for frying, or oil of your choice

1.  In a large cast iron or heavy duty skillet, melt 2 cups of coconut oil. Use medium-high heat to melt coconut oil and then adjust as needed to obtain a crispy crust on the squash.

2.  Slice the squash into 1/4 inch rounds. Mix all of the dry ingredients in a shallow dish.  Add milk to another shallow dish.  Dip a squash round into the milk, then into the flour, then again into the milk and back into the flour. I like to double dip mine to get a nice coating all over the squash pieces.

3.  Fry each slice until golden brown and flip.  Remove to a wire rack and sprinkle with salt. Serve immediately.  They can be refrigerated but will not retain their crispy outer shell.






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