Cheddar Fried Squash
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Cheddar Fried Squash

Simple and delicious, Cheddar Fried Squash is a Southern favorite and a great side dish to use up all that squash and zucchini from the garden.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: side dish
Cuisine: southern
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 350kcal


  • 3 small to medium summer squash
  • 2 eggs beaten with a little water
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • oil for cooking


  • Slice the squash into 1/4 inch thick slices.
  • Mix together breadcrumbs, cheese and salt and pepper together on a plate.
  • Place the egg and flour on separate plates.
  • Heat your oil ( I use bacon grease) in a skillet over medium high heat. it should be about a 1/4 inch deep.
  • To bread the squash dip first in egg, then flour, then egg again, then breadcrumbs.
  • Gently place in oil and fry until golden brown on each side, 3-4 minutes.
  • Drain on paper towels. Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 350kcal