Country Fried Summer Squash – Enjoy the Bounty!

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Country Fried Summer Squash


A Sure Sign of Summer – Country Fried Summer Squash

Summer is in full swing, and farmer’s markets are filling up with beautiful fresh produce.  One of the things that I love in summer is summer squash.  You can cook it just like zucchini, and have a beautifully bright sunny dish on your table.  Country Fried Summer Squash is a favorite summertime dish, and often a side to whatever comes off the grill.  If you like, you can mix up the summer squash with green tomatoes and have the best dinner around!

Making Country Fried Summer Squash Crispy

While I’ve had Country Fried Summer Squash a few different ways, this way continues to be my favorite.  The blending of flour and panko bread crumbs makes a crispy, homey coating that fried up well.  But who wants to eat plain old flour?  Mix in some seasonings for a truly phenomenal experience.  I love a bit of garlic salt or seasoned salt, but I’ve also added in oregano, basil, and lemon pepper, just to change up the flavor a little bit.  Every one of them was amazing and phenomenal.  What seasonings does your family love?  Try them on Country Fried Summer Squash and really make the dish your own!

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Country Fried Summer Squash – Enjoy the Bounty!

Country Fried Summer Squash – Enjoy the Bounty!


  • 1 large summer squash, sliced into ¼ inch thick slices
  • 1 C flour
  • 1 C panko breadcrumbs
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 eggs, beaten well
  • butter and olive oil for frying


  1. Place the beaten eggs in a bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper.
  3. Heat a saute pan over medium heat. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter and add the same amount of olive oil.
  4. Dip the summer squash in the beaten egg, then in the breadcrumb mixture. Coat completely.
  5. Place carefully in the hot oil mixture. Continue until the pan is filled.
  6. Turn when brown.
  7. Remove from pan when both sides are golden brown.
  8. Continue until all squash is cooked. You may need to add more butter and oil to the pan as you continue to cook more squash.
  9. Serve warm.

Making Country Fried Summer Squash for a Crowd

This is a common dish for me to make at summertime family gatherings.  I’ve tried many ways to keep the first slices out of the pan crispy while I work on finishing the dish, especially when I’m making this for a crowd.  I’ve found one way that always works, no matter how much Country Fried Summer Squash you are making.  Simply line a cookie sheet with paper toweling.  Heat your oven to the lowest possible temperature.  Place the Country Fried Summer Squash on the tray and place in the oven.  Continue to add squash as you cook it, keeping the pan in the oven as much as possible.  When you are ready to serve, place on a pretty serving platter and enjoy!  From a simple family dinner to a large family gathering, Country Fried Summer Squash is an amazing way to share your garden bounty or farmer’s market finds.

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