Sunday Zucchini and Yellow Squash

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  • In large skillet, cook bacon on medium heat until crisp. Reserve drippings in skillet. Remove bacon; drain on paper towels; Crumble and set aside.
  • Add onion to bacon drippings and saute until soft and slightly golden. Remove onion and set aside. Reserve drippings in skillet.
  • Mix cornmeal, flour, pepper, and salt in bowl. Dredge each piece of squash in cornmeal mixture covering both sides. Place on plate.
  • 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.
  • Repeat until all squash is fried. Place in serving bowl; toss with onion and garnish with bacon pieces.

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  1. We made this tonight. I weighed the squash at the store so I would have the proper amount. It was tasty. I did just as the recipe said.
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  2. This is Good Country Cooking, right here in this recipe! I brought it as a side for my brother's memorial yesterday to share with my family and everyone loved it. Who said you have to cook modern to have a great tasting meal! Simple, tasty, uncomplicated with terrific results. Thanks so much, Lavender Lynn, for sharing. Made it for FYC.
  3. Finally got around to making this and boy is it yummy! First time ever using cornmeal like this and it really gives a light flavor. Bacon grease drippings takes this to the next level. It is important to do small batches.
  4. Yummy. I'm with breezermom...........the bacon grease is mandatory to add the great flavor. I had a little trouble keeping the coating on the squash........maybe I didn't have the heat high enough.....but they were still great. Thanks for sharing, Lynn.
  5. 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!



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