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Fried Summer Squash Puffs

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If you’ve been reading my blog, you know I have a lot of yellow squash that I’m been trying to eat er.. em…force down my family’s throats. My Weekly Menu last week featured some new to me squash recipes and this is one of them! I thought these Fried Squash Puffs were pretty good. They reminded me of a traditional, Arkansas Hush Puppy. And honestly, what food doesn’t taste good if it’s breaded and fried?

I found the recipe for Fried Squash Puffs here on About.com Southern Food when I googled “what the heck do I do with a butt load of icky yellow squash?” 🙂

Here’s how I make Fried Summer Squash Puffs

Yield: 6

Fried Squash Puffs


  • 3/4 pound yellow squash, about 2 medium, cubed
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour {I used freshly ground hard white wheat}
  • 1/3 cup cornmeal {I used freshly ground cornmeal}
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium onion, grated {I omitted this so my picky eaters would eat the puffs, but I think it would have been fab with the onions.}
  • vegetable oil {I used EVOO}


  1. Add squash to saucepan and cover with salted water.
  2. Cook, covered, 10 to 15 minutes or until tender.
  3. Drain and mash enough squash to make 1 cup. {I had a lot of extra mashed squash so I must have underestimated how heavy my squash were}
  4. Combine squash and egg and blend well. Combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt, stir well.
  5. Add squash mixture and onions, stir until blended.
  6. Drop squash mixture by level tablespoon into hot oil.
  7. Cook until golden brown, turning once. {about 7 minutes}
  8. Makes about 2 dozen. {My attempt did not make this many! Maybe only 10}
  9. ENJOY!

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About Michelle

Michelle Marine is green living enthusiast and rural Iowa mom of four. An avid traveler, Michelle has lived on three different continents and has driven all four kids across the entire USA (by herself!). She loves sharing farm-to-table recipes, their family travel adventures, and gardening and homesteading tips on her popular lifestyle blog, SimplifyLiveLove.com.


  1. blankmary havard says

    I have made these puffs before and left the oinions out. As I was frying them my boys, I have four, came into the kitchen and started “sneaking” them. They thought they were hush puppies! I could not cook them fast enough. This is the only way my boys will eat squash,

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