My yellow squash plants are producing like crazy right now! I only planted a couple of them, and that has been plenty for my family to eat every day and then some. I have been trying different summer squash recipes. One of my favorites is a yellow squash croquettes recipe I pinned here on Pinterest. It’s a Southern recipe (read: fried) that is quick and easy to make. You’ll love it!
I only made a couple minor changes to the original recipe. I decided to grate the vegetables instead of trying to finely chop them with a knife. Grating the squash and onion worked perfectly and is faster and easier for me to prep. I used canola oil instead of vegetable oil. You can substitute whatever oil you like best for frying.
I love any excuse to use my cast iron skillet. These kind of skillets work great for frying anything. After I made yellow squash croquettes, I had to make fried chicken to eat with them! It was one of the most delicious meals I have made in a long time. I mean, fried squash and fried chicken, ya’ll. My granny from Alabama would be proud.
Yellow Squash Croquettes Recipe
- 2 cups yellow squash, grated
- 1 cup sweet onion, grated
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- canola oil
How to Make:
1. Pour a 1/2 inch deep layer of oil into a skillet and heat over medium-high heat to frying temperature (around 325 to 375 degrees)
2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix grated squash, onion, egg, salt and pepper until well combined. Stir in the flour.
3. When your frying oil is ready to cook, drop in about 2-3 tablespoons of batter (per croquette)
4. Cook the croquette for about 3 minutes on both sides or until golden brown, turning once.
5. Carefully remove croquette from the skillet and allow to drain on paper towels. Serve immediately.
What are your favorite summer squash recipes?
Here are a few more fun Pinterest remakes:
- Blueberry Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Drink by Confessions of an Overworked Mom
- Layered Berry Smoothie Recipe by A Mom’s Take
- Veggies Cooked in a Dishwasher by Homemaking Hacks
- Cajun Cast Iron Skillet Potatoes by Better in Bulk
- Paint Chip Calendar by Upstate Ramblings
- Fruit and Nut Trail Mix by My So Called Balanced Life
- Grilled Chicken with Rootbeer BBQ Sauce by How Was Your Day?