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Squash Puppies

Yield Makes 20 squash puppies

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup self-rising cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 6 medium-size yellow squash, cooked and mashed*
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 large egg
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl.

  2. Stir together squash and next 3 ingredients; add to cornmeal mixture, stirring until blended.

  3. Pour oil to a depth of 1/2 inch into a deep cast-iron skillet; heat to 350°. Drop batter by tablespoonfuls, in batches, into oil; fry 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels; sprinkle evenly with 1/2 teaspoon salt.

  4. * 6 medium-size zucchini squash may be substituted for the yellow squash.