Check your diet at the door. Fried food is where its at when it comes to pleasing the soul. And a little bit a grease never hurt anybody. It's the lotta bit that'll pile on the pounds. I allow myself to eat deep fried foods a few days every month, though it's typically in a restaurant where I don't have to do the fryin' myself.
But tonight, I broke out the canola oil and a deep saucepan. I had to test my Fried Squash for the cookbook:
Now, as I've stated before, most of my recipes aren't fried, and the ones that are typically come with alternative baking instructions. But not this one. Fried squash cannot be faux-fried in the oven. Nope. That's just silly. You gotta batter it and drop it, slice by slice, into super-hot oil. The hotter the oil, the less likely your food will absorb too much fat.
I served my squash with a big side salad and some bean balls that I'm also testing for the book. More on those later. They still need work. But the highlight of the meal was definitely the squash. Now I've had my fill of fried foods for at least a week.