Tender rounds of yellow squash, lightly coated in seasoned cornmeal
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Squash Fritters

Tender yellow squash fried in seasoned cornmeal
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 cups of fritters
Author: Anecia Hero - SmartyPantsKitchen


  • 2 medium yellow squash sliced into rounds
  • 1/4 cup oil canola, corn or vegetable
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon salt divided
  • 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
  • 2 large eggs beaten


  • Slice squash into rounds
  • Set up dredging station: 1 shallow plate with beaten egg and another shallow plate with dry ingredients (combine well)
  • Heat heavy-bottom skillet on medium high; add oil; bring to about 320ºF
  • Dredge squash rounds through egg mixture, then cornmeal mixture
  • Working in batches, place 5-6 squash rounds into skillet with hot oil
  • Cook squash 2 minutes; flip and cook another 2-4 minutes until golden brown
  • Place cooked squash fritters on paper towel to drain; serve and enjoy