Sweet Fried Summer Squash

  • Recipe By
  • Published Aug 22nd
  • Ready In20m
  • Servings6
  • Calories719
Sliced yellow squash is dredged in flour and sugar, then fried until golden brown.

Sweet Fried Summer Squash Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Sweet Fried Summer Squash for 6 servings:

  • 2 yellow squash, cut into 1/4 inch rounds
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 cups shortening, melted

Sweet Fried Summer Squash Cooking Instructions

  • Prep10m
  • Cook5m
  • Ready In20m

To cook Sweet Fried Summer Squash, you need about 10 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Sweet Fried Summer Squash is about 5 minutes , and you can serve your Sweet Fried Summer Squash within 20 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Sweet Fried Summer Squash easily:

  1. 1 Allow squash to rest for 5 minutes after cutting to release its moisture. Stir the flour, sugar, and salt together in a shallow bowl. Dredge the squash slices in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess, and set aside until needed.
  2. 2 Melt the shortening in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Arrange the squash in a single layer in the skillet. Cook, turning once, until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels.


  • Editor's Note
  • The nutritional analysis for this recipe reflects an estimated 10% of the oil for frying as well as the full amount of the coating and breading. Therefore, the values represented may not be accurate.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 719 calories; 68.6 grams of fat; 27.3 grams of carbohydrates; 1.7 grams of protein; 0 milligrams of cholesterol; 2 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Aug 4th 2009

    I grew up in the south and this was a summer staple for us. My favorite way to do it is to use dry pancake mix instead of the flour. It adds a little extra sweetness without being overpowering.

  2. Jul 9th 2009

    Very nice recipe. I changed things a little by adding a little more salt and some pepper to the flour mix. I also added a little paprika. I used olive oil in a skillet and also used canol ...

  3. Jul 5th 2009

    I am not going to badmouth this recipe too badly. The idea behind it is fantastic, but the subtle sweetness of squash is what makes it a summertime favorite and the amount of sugar in this ...

  4. Jun 18th 2009

    I usually make fried squash the traditional southern way, dredging first in milk/egg mixture, then in corn meal. Tonight I was out of eggs, so found this recipe and it turned out nicely. Whi ...

  5. Aug 28th 2008

    At first I didn't like this, but as the first batch turned to the third, then fifth, then eigth...We liked it. I found that I needed to keep adding shortening. I also cut the slices thinne ...

  6. Jul 25th 2008

    Oh, my gosh! YUMMY! I did like someone suggested and battered it in cornmeal, salt and pepper instead! WOW! I didn't make near enough!! All my guys - husband too - wanted me to double, no tr ...

  7. Jun 16th 2008

    Simple and tasty. My garden squash are coming in quickly and needed a recipe that was quick to prepare. Added a dash of onion and garlic powder to the flour. However, sauteed in 1 tables ...

  8. Aug 12th 2007

    Excellent recipe, I just added salt and pepper to the squash before I dredged in the flour. This is the way my mother made squash when I was a child. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  9. Aug 9th 2007

    Sounds good! I make something similar, except I dice the squash, dredge in cornmeal, salt, and pepper. Then I fry in olive oil. Delicious! There are never any leftovers no matter how much ...