How many of you are growing squash in your gardens? By now, assuming you are able to water the plants, you may be getting squash daily, and running out of ways to cook it. Here’s one of my recipes, called squash puppies. Where it calls for yellow squash, I mix squash and zucchini (2 to 1) when I have zucchini.
Makes about 20, takes about 10 minutes to prepare, 15 to fry them all
¾ cup self rising corn meal
¼ cup all purpose flour
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp ground red pepper (or a tad more)
6 medium squash cooked and mashed
½ cup buttermilk
1 small onion, minced
1 large egg
Combine first 5 ingredients, set aside. Stir together mashed squash and next three ingredients. Add to dry mixture and blend. Heat ½ inch of oil in skillet to 350 degrees (who measures?) and drop by tablespoonfuls in to oil. Fry about 3 minutes on each side, till browned. Drain and salt.
Let me know how you like them.
I rarely fry food anymore, but had a request to do something “different” with some of the squash (for a change). Even the 17 yo said even though he hates squash and zucchini, he really likes the puppies.
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