If you’re from the South…was simple fried squash a given in your house for Sunday dinner?
My family has always made it – you’ll find it right along side turnip greens, butterbeans, and cornbread.
Fried squash is a southern staple; like buttermilk biscuits and gravy, fried okra and fried bologna sandwiches.
What? Yes…I said fried bologna sandwiches.
Fried bologna sandwiches. Pure fat-on fat on white bread. Every now and then I have a craving for a fried bologna sandwich with plain American melted cheese on white bread slathered with fattening-ass mayo.
Won’t admit to that, though. Wait, I just did.
Speaking of cornbread….I would like a show of hands of anyone that has ever poured cold buttermilk over crumbled up cornbread in a glass and eaten it with a spoon.
Don’t lie, Southern people. Don’t hide!
I haven’t had it in years; but it’s fantastic. I had it as a kid many, many times and I can taste it even now.
My Yankee husband would so gag at the thought. It is amazing, though, the things I think about from my childhood that I loved to eat, but I don’t make now.
Oh, wait – my favorite!! What about putting ketchup on butterbeans? Please tell me I’m not the only one. I could go 5 straight years without eating butterbeans but once I get the opportunity – they are not complete without the ketchup. And plenty of salt and pepper.
FYI – if you aren’t brave enough to give the cornbread/buttermilk a try – you could always stick to my Jalapeno Corn Souffle.
These cute little babies are a combination of southern fried summer squash, a cute little slider, twisted with the taste of a classic Italian parm dish.
Top with fresh basil, if you have it. Top your bottoms with the tops and serve away – with extra sauce to dip in!!
I love fresh basil, and my basil plant is being a little shit right now.
Doesn’t it know I’m working a new full time job? And I have two children…and a husband?
Basil can be so selfish.
Here’s your printable –
Fried Summer Squash Parmesan Sliders was a part of Food Network’s Summerfest blog series.
Check out the other bloggers’ squash posts below!
Jeanette’s Healthy Living: Quick and Easy Sesame Summer Squash Stir-Fry
Cooking With Elise: Orange Summer Squash Bread
Feed Me Phoebe: Summer Squash and Cornmeal Cakes With Tarragon
Chez Us: Zucchini Pancakes With Minty Dill Crème Fraiche
And Love It, Too: Peter Pan Squash Spiced Oven Fries
Made By Michelle: Pattypan Squash and Tomato Frittata
Cooking Channel: Our Top 5 Favorite Squash Recipes
Daily*Dishin: Summer Squash Confetti Salad
Delicious Lean: Summer Squash Ribbons With Feta and Pine Nuts
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Summer Squash Chips
Ingredients, Inc.: Summer Squash and Kale Sauté
Thursday Night Dinner: Summer Squash Medley
Sweet Life Bake: Zucchini Fried With Tequila-Spiked Avocado Dip
Healthy Eats: Summer Squash Any Way You Slice It
FN Dish: Cheesy Summer Squash
DeniseJuly 30, 2012 at 4:43 PM
Love your twist on a slider – and who doesn’t love a great parmesan. Cannot wait to try this out.
carolinaheartstringsJuly 26, 2012 at 6:41 PM
Wow does that look delicious. I created my own Southern new favorite, come over and check it out. Hint: Involves fried green tomatoes!
SunnyB @ andloveittooJuly 25, 2012 at 8:35 PM
These look amazing, Shea. But of course, it is one of your recipes…so that goes without saying. 😉
Dixie ChikJuly 25, 2012 at 8:37 PM
You’re one to talk lady!!
MichelleJuly 25, 2012 at 3:08 PM
This looks delicious! And much healthier than chicken parm!
MichelleJuly 25, 2012 at 3:07 PM
This looks delicious and much healthier than chicken parm!!
Elise JohnsonJuly 25, 2012 at 11:06 AM
So happy to be a part of Summer Fest with you! And, oh my, now I know what’s for dinner at our house tonight! Thanks for sharing!
Dixie ChikJuly 25, 2012 at 3:40 PM
Minnie(@thelady8home)July 25, 2012 at 6:57 AM
Oh My!!!! That looks DELICIOUS!!!!! Feel like having it, making feel really hungry haha.
Jared SmithJuly 24, 2012 at 11:41 AM
Wowwww, this looks delicious! check out more slider recipes at tiptap.com 🙂
emily willinghamJuly 24, 2012 at 11:14 AM
love fried squash and ketchup on butterbeans – you should try mayo (Duke’s of course) on a fresh mess of pintos – YUM-O
Dixie ChikJuly 24, 2012 at 7:47 PM
I’m so excited someone else besides me likes ketchup on butterbeans!! And I have had mayo on pintos, but my fav is crumbled cornbread, more pinto juice and plenty of salt and pepper on mine.
The Kitchen WitchJuly 24, 2012 at 8:05 AM
Oh, basil, that finicky bitch. : ) I love this squash…13 yr. old is trying to be vegetarian so this is a great dinner idea.
Dixie ChikJuly 24, 2012 at 7:48 PM
Thanks! You’ll love it.
Amanda at the red tableJuly 24, 2012 at 7:59 AM
Basil is selfish. So many fragrant leaves when I don’t need any, so brown and dead when I do…sigh. 🙂
Dixie ChikJuly 24, 2012 at 7:48 PM
I know, right! Love your corn and potato salad, BTW. xoxo