Country Fried Yellow Squash

Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 0 mins

Adopted Recipe...I worked through all my adopted recipes and made changes to suit my tastes and cooking habits. I do not cook with bacon grease, so I changed the recipe from bacon grease to butter. (Note added 2/5/06).

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 -3 lbs yellow squash
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons onions, diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 14 cup cream


  1. Wash tender yellow squash; remove stem and blossom ends.
  2. Cut into 1/2-inch rounds.
  3. Place squash, butter, onions and salt into heavy skillet.
  4. Add water.
  5. Cover and cook on medium low heat until water is absorbed and squash is tender.
  6. Lightly mash with a fork.
  7. Add sugar and cream.
  8. Let it cook slowly until mixture is fairly dry and flavors develop, being careful not to let it scorch.


Most Helpful

I made this last night and my husband that has never cared for squash, liked this dish! I used cut up frozen yellow squash and cut back on the water (since frozen tends to have enough moisture). I really enjoyed the flavor and plan on making it again soon.

Its Five OClock Somewhere March 08, 2010

Loved the way this tasted. The little bit of sugar and cream added a big bunch of flavor. I'm confused as to the previous reviews. What bacon grease? I read the orignial recipe over and over and didn't see the use of bacon. I didn't use any.

Karen B. January 31, 2006

My husband and I really liked this squash. the squash absorbed the flavor of the bacon grease with a hint of sweet. I also added the onion. I waited to add my salt because bacon drippings can be a little on the salty side. Thanks, Bullwinkle

bullwinkle September 12, 2005

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