Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Baked "Fried" Squash

Yellow squash is usually plentiful at our house during the summer, and my husband has always loved it fried. I am continually looking for better and healthier ways to prepare our food, and I know deep frying is something we need to avoid. I wanted to try this recipe and see how he would like a baked version of fried squash. We taste tested this dish with our dinner, and the vote was split. His comment was, "I like fried better." But I gave it a "thumbs up" because I don't miss the grease at all. The breading was crispy, and it was easy and not messy to prepare. Give this Baked "Fried" Squash a try and judge it for yourself.





Recipe adapted from Living with ZenLizzie

Baked "Fried" Squash

Yellow squash, thinly sliced
1/2 cup Panko
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
Salt and pepper to taste
2 eggs
Olive oil spray

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil and spray with olive oil. In a shallow bowl, mix bread crumbs, flour, salt, and pepper. In a separate bowl, beat eggs. Dip several slices of squash in the beaten eggs, then place slices in the bread crumb mixture, turning to coat on both sides. Place squash in a single layer on prepared pan. Repeat until all squash slices have been dipped and coated. Spray coated slices lightly with olive oil. Place in preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes, then flip slices to the other side and continue baking for 10 - 15 more minutes, or until squash is golden brown on both sides.



Prepare the squash with egg for dipping and a bread crumb mixture for the coating.



Spread the slices in a single layer on a sheet pan that has been sprayed with olive oil.



Bake for 15 minutes, then flip the slices over to brown on the other side for 10 - 15 minutes.



8 comments:

  1. I've bookmarked this to try! I see quite a few baby zukes in the garden, hoping to have some soon:@)

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  2. This looks really yummy! I love that it is baked and not fried :)

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  3. Just thought I would drop by to tell you I miss seeing your yummy recipes at my parties!
    --Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain---

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  4. I've eaten yellow squash many ways but have always refrained from deep frying it. My devil brain is telling me to try the deep frying method since it's sounding so good, but my angel brain tells me to trust Aunt Nubby and do it the healthier way! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  5. I love squash any way they are prepared, I think. These look very very good without all that bad stuff. I have never used the Panko crumbs for squash but it seems like a great idea. Will have to give it a try if our one little plant ever gives us squash. We have one squash plant and one zucchini plant so maybe we will get enough for a meal if we combine the two. Heehee ------ Shannon

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  6. That looks yummy! I love squash and I rarely fry anything. This looks like just the thing for me! Thanks!

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  7. My hubby brought home some yellow squash yesterday from the garden at his friend's house. I'll be trying this out!

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  8. I grew up with my Mom frying yellow squash and okra coated in flour. To this day I miss it. I don't get yellow squash here on Santorini and the only Okra I see is frozen. These "baked" "fried" squash look VERY good! :)

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