Squash Puppies

Recipe from

Southern Living


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


Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl.

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

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.

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


August 2001
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