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Cherri’s Fried Squash Recipe

Cherri’s Fried Squash Recipe

Sunday dinners were all about cooking for a large crowd quickly. One of the staples at my parent’s Sunday dinners was this Cherri’s Fried Squash Recipe.

Fried Squash

Sunday dinners were all about cooking for a large crowd quickly. One of the staples at my parent’s Sunday dinners was Cherri’s Fried Squash.


  • Yellow Squash (washed, trimmed and sliced thick)
  • Wondra Flour (or Unbleached Flour)
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Breadcrumbs (Unseasoned or seasoned)
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Vegetable or Extra Light Olive Oil


Step 1
Setup bowls
Create 3 separate large bowls with the following:
1) Wondra Flour + salt & pepper
2) Eggs & Milk + salt & pepper -- beaten
3) Breadcrumbs + salt & pepper (if not seasoned)

There are no real measurements for this. I usually start with 2-3 eggs and about 1/2 cup of milk for about 4 squash. I just add an inch or so of the breadcrumbs and flour to each individual bowl. You can always add more of any layer later if needed.

For the salt & pepper, my mom never really added any, but it tastes better if you add a couple dashes to each layer.
Step 2
Plate with Wax Paper
Prepare a plate with wax paper and have a couple sheets of wax paper ready.
Step 3
Thick slice squash
Start by slicing your squash thick like this.
Step 4
Dip in flour
Then dip each piece of squash in the flour...
Step 5
Dip in Eggs
Then the egg mixture...
Step 6
Dip in Breadcrumbs
Then the breadcrumbs...
Step 7
Layer on wax paper
And place on the wax paper, layering with more wax paper between layers. When all the squash is dipped, cover the plate with plastic wrap and then refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to overnight.
Step 8
Put oil in pan
In a large chicken fryer/skillet, add 1/2 inch of oil. I use either Vegetable Oil or Extra Light Olive Oil (what my mom always used). Heat on medium to medium-high heat (depending on your stove, you want the oil to be hot enough to sizzle, but not so hot the breadcrumbs burn quickly).
Step 9
Brown on one side then flip
Once the oil is hot, cook the squash in batches. Do not have so many that they touch, be sure to leave room. Cook on one side until brown.
Step 10
Brown on second side
Then flip over and cook on that side until brown.
Step 11
Drain on paper towels
Remove from oil and place on paper towels to absorb the excess oil.
Step 12
Time to Eat Cherri's Fried Squash
That's it! Now it's time to eat!

My mom, Cherri, had a standing Sunday dinner where every Sunday, family and friends would show up to eat, drink and enjoy the company of others. My mom always prepared tons of food. One of the most popular menu was Cherri’s Baked Chicken, Cherri’s Fried Potatoes, and this Cherri’s Fried Squash Recipe.

I think many people on my Facebook feed will remember coming to Sunday dinner and having this dish. I still make this Fried Squash Recipe regularly for our family dinners. So delicious and easy to make for a large crowd.


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Cherri’s Fried Squash Recipe

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