I therefore prefer methods of cooking it that use high heat for a short time. Anyhow, since I’m putting everything in the air fryer, I moved on to yellow squash and zucchini (it’s the same method but I have separate recipes for you so you can find them more easily when searching for them.
I found that even if sliced, they don’t get as mushy in the air fryer. I think it’s because they don’t need very much time to start browning.
The sliced yellow squash in the air fryer turns out nice and brown in places, a bit salty (in a good way), and with just the right amount of softness. It doesn’t take long to preheat, but note you’ll likely be ready to add your squash to the air fryer before it’s done preheating.
Note that you could do this right in the air fryer basket instead of dirtying a bowl. However, I find that some oil and seasoning drops straight through the holes in the basket when I add it directly to the basket.
They should be brown in places but a bit softened in the middle. Toss the basket a bit and cook them for another 2-3 minutes, until they look like this.
I love yellow squash cooked in the air fryer. It comes out nice and browned in places without being too mushy in the middle, and it only takes 8 minutes.
Put the yellow squash slices in a medium bowl with the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Transfer to the air fryer basket and toss to get them into a single layer.
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In this post I am sharing a delicious recipe for Southern Air Fried YellowS quash, also known as summer squash. It was a joint decision to incorporate some healthier recipes in our meal rotation and I’d say that is working out quite well for us.
Taking one of my favorite fried vegetables and developing an air fryer recipe was a bit of a risk. Besides healthier recipes, another thing I enjoy about using the air fryer is that it makes food preparation so easy.
Okay…let’s talk about how I made this gorgeous air fried squash. OH…and if you’re curious about the type of air fryer that I have, I’m sharing a link to it below with the recipe card.
It is completely optional but I season the squash with a little salt and pepper before breading too. In a separate bowl combine the cornmeal, bread crumbs (preferably pinko) together with the seasonings.
By the way…if you’d like to make this “low-carb”, you can use crushed seasoned pork rinds rather than the bread crumbs. Step 3: For easier clean up I lay out some paper towels and place the air fryer racks on top of them.
Adjust cooking time and settings as needed for your particular air fryer model. Depending on the model of air fryer that you own, you may need to rotate racks or turn the vegetables if using a bucket style halfway through cooking.
(Optional: season the squash pieces with a little salt and pepper before breading for extra flavor) Combine the egg with the buttermilk in a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the cornmeal, bread crumbs and seasonings together.
Dredge the squash slices in the egg mixture and then coat in the seasoned bread crumb mixture and arrange on the air fryer cooking racks. Adjust cooking times and temperature settings as needed for your own particular air fryer model.
I began my website so that I could share easy to follow recipes that anyone can use to put a home cooked meal on the dinner table. AirFryerYellowSquash is a quick and easy side dish that is perfect in the Hairdryer.
The squash turns out flavorful and tender and you don’t have to stand over a hot stove to make it happen. The other day, one of my neighbors was giving away some fresh squash from his garden.
I was disappointed that I didn’t get any because fresh yellow summer squash is so good and so easy to make in the Hairdryer. I was just throw the squash in the Hairdryer, shake it a few times, and let it cook to perfection.
When I sauté squash in a skillet, I like to cut them into thin slices. This helps make sure your squash or other vegetables don’t cook unevenly and get overly browned in spots.
After 10 minutes, shake bin to redistribute squash and prevent over-browning. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
In the summer I could eat a combination of veggie side dishes as my main meal every day of the week! Back when I was a kid we made a dinner of side dishes on summer Farmers Market Saturdays.
My mom and I had a tradition of visiting our local Farmers Market every Saturday in the summer. We’d boil the corn, slice the tomatoes and sprinkle with salt and pepper, and fry up the zucchini.
So many flavors of summer put together to create a veggie filled meal. Even though my family was used to having a traditional American meal with a protein, potato, and veggie, nobody complained on Farmers Market Saturdays when we indulged in fresh veggies that were the ultimate flavors of summer.
Olive Oil -You only need a small amount to achieve a nice golden brown finish. Dash Air Fryer : Under $50 and great for small batch recipes.
Ninja Food : Under $200, this small appliance can air fry, pressure-cook, and slow cook to create your favorite recipes. Then slice lengthwise, and into small half moon shapes.
In a large bowl toss the zucchini and yellow squash in olive oil, minced garlic, salt and pepper. If you have a small air fryer (like me) you’ll need to make this recipe in two batches so as not to overcrowd the basket and ensure all pieces cook evenly and brown.
If you’d like to avoid oil, substitute soy sauce and eliminate the salt. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
Then slice lengthwise, and into small half moon shapes. In a large bowl toss the zucchini and yellow squash in olive oil, minced garlic, salt and pepper.
If you have a small air fryer you’ll need to make in two batches so as not to overcrowd the basket and ensure all pieces cook evenly and brown. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.