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Baked Yellow Squash Fries

07 February 2013

Yellow squash is usually super cheap. In the range of $0.99 each or per pound. The stuff is bland on its own but the perk is that you can dress it up with a variety of different flavors. I scored three yellow squash (not like Big Foot) from Aldi on a recent shopping trip for a grand total of $1.39. The package sat...and sat....and sat in my refrigerator until I had to get creative. Mr. Collier is not a huge fan but I buy them anyway and hide them often in his saucy meals.

Perhaps pasta? I've seen recipes where zucchini and yellow squash can get incorporated into a white sauce pasta dish but, nah! We've made yellow squash patties before (delicious and I'd put my "stamp" on those). I was on the hunt for something different. Then it dawned on me! Zucchini fries are easy and it probably wouldn't be a stretch to doctor the recipe for yellow squash!


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Then I started preparing the squash by washing, peeling and cutting it into "fries" or "straw" shapes. I set those aside and combined some shredded Asiago and grated Parmesan cheese with Italian Breadcrumbs.  


Next I dunked the squash fries into the egg wash and directly into the cheesy breadcrumbs. Gave them a quick coat and shake. Then I placed them directly onto a baking sheet I sprayed with Pam. They cooked in the oven for about 10-15 minutes before I flipped them over to the opposite side for another round of cooking. Noticed how I baked instead of frying them to reduce the overall weight gain. Translation: I could eat more!! 


I could barely let them cool when I pulled the fries out of the oven. Stand-alone, they are yummy. With a little dipping sauce such as ranch or thousand island dressing, they are da-bomb. Have you had any successes with yellow squash? 

4 comments:

  1. YUM! Such a great use of squash. I had squash (zucchini) in my garden last year and had dozens. I ran out of ideas and ended up juicing some of them (not that bad actually). But this sounds delicious!

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    1. It was great! I would highly recommend keeping them at room temperature for storage rather than putting them in the fridge like I did! Yuck!

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