If you’re familiar with Southern comfort food, then you’ve probably eaten or at least heard about fried yellow squash. Frying is a simple approach that makes just about anything taste delicious, including vegetables, and it doesn’t have to be a bad thing if you choose heart-healthy oils for your frying. This particular dish also doesn't take up a lot of time if you're looking for something to make quickly for dinner when you get home.
Before you tackle this dish, you need an excellent frying pan, such as All Clad's hard-anodized nonstick frying pan, which also comes with a lid to save you from oil splatter. This particular pan is the perfect size and shape for frying, and it easily transfers to the oven when you need to sear and then bake or roast your meats. The clear lid lets you keep an eye on your food, and the nonstick surface lets you use less oil.
With your pan ready to go, prepare your squash by washing it and slicing it. Dip each piece one at a time into a batter you make with egg, flour and milk and transfer the battered pieces into a skillet of hot oil. Some people season with salt, pepper and other preferred spices as they fry. Others add the seasoning to the batter or wait until the squash are done cooking. Remove the pieces from the pan once both sides turn golden brown.
Don’t forget that fried foods are hot. Let the pieces cool slightly on a plate lined with a paper towel before attempting to eat them. For a detailed ingredient list and other helpful tips, check out the full recipe here.