Sunday Zucchini and Yellow Squash

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Lavender Lynn

This recipe is from I am on a quest to find more vegetable recipes for my family.

Top Review by breezermom

If you leave out the bacon/bacon grease, you are doing this recipe and yourself a disservice! Don't make the recipe. This is what makes the recipe. My mom always fried her squash in a cornmeal mix, and I seem to remember my Dad's mom cooking her's in bacon grease. This is absolutely wonderful! Growing up, I was taught to turn my squash from the grease once I saw it bubblying through the that is what I did, and these turned out perfedtly! I thought one zucchini and one yellow squash would be sufficient for a serving....but everyone was fighting for the last few bites. So delicious, everyone wanted more. Of course, I grew up in the age of eating "healthy" and haven't fried squash in a while.....well, after eating this, I'm taking the habit back up. A southern girl is going back to her roots, bacon grease and all! Thanks for confirming that old habits aren't always bad!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large skillet, cook bacon on medium heat until crisp. Reserve drippings in skillet. Remove bacon; drain on paper towels; Crumble and set aside.
  2. Add onion to bacon drippings and saute until soft and slightly golden. Remove onion and set aside. Reserve drippings in skillet.
  3. Mix cornmeal, flour, pepper, and salt in bowl. Dredge each piece of squash in cornmeal mixture covering both sides. Place on plate.
  4. Heat bacon drippings and canola oil on medium-high heat. Add enough yellow squash and zucchini slices to cover bottom of pan. Cook until centers and edges are brown, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Drain.
  5. Repeat until all squash is fried. Place in serving bowl; toss with onion and garnish with bacon pieces.

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