Country Fried Butternut Squash

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a truly delicious butternut squash recipe! I saute it on a large griddle in just a small amount of oil, and it turns out perfectly. I found this on Allrecipes by Maryanne. Her grandmother won a blue ribbon with this recipe and I can see why!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine egg and milk together in a pie plate or flat bowl.
  2. In a second flat bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, salt, pepper and garlic salt.
  3. Peel butternut squash.
  4. Cut a slice off the bottom of the squash and stand it securely on cutting board.
  5. With a sharp knife, slice peel off from top to bottom, continuing around the squash until tough peel is completely removed.
  6. Slice squash into 1/2 inch circles.
  7. dip squash slices first in the milk/egg mixture and then dredge in the flour mixture.
  8. Fry or saute in a frying pan or griddle in oil until golden brown on each side, about 2-3 minutes a side.
Most Helpful

Loved it. I added cinnamon, curry, cardamon, cumin, and tumuric. I used the cornmeal, and coconut flour, and didn't us the milk or wheat flour. Due to allergies. It worked well. This is a great. Even the babysitter thought it was good. :)

familychiroandmassage March 16, 2009

Delicious! Crisp fried squash outside, tender and sweet inside. I think a little parmesan cheese, or even some 'pumpkin' spices in the flour would make it a little more interesting next time.

evelyn/athens November 09, 2003

I tried evelyn/athen's suggestion of adding pumpkin pie spices to the milk mixture. I think it would be more effective added to the flour mixture. I didn't care for this at all but Dh liked it. It took a lot longer than 3 minutes per side to cook the center until tender.

sugarpea November 07, 2003