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Squash Ideas

post #1 of 11
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I picked my first yellow squash last night! joy.gif I was thinking about what new & exciting things I can make with them this summer. I usually just roast them with mixed veggies & herbs. I don't really like casserole type dishes where they get mushy. Any ideas or favorite squash recipes?
post #2 of 11

Okay, I'm not going to be much help with recipes,  I just wanted to say I'm jealous that you harvested a squash in May!  Wow!

post #3 of 11

One of our favorites for yellow squash is happiness soup.

post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by joyfulheart View Post

Okay, I'm not going to be much help with recipes,  I just wanted to say I'm jealous that you harvested a squash in May!  Wow!


LOL, well I live in Texas so I doubt you'll be at all jealous in a few weeks once our temperatures reach scorching!


I am totally going to try that soup. I love the story that goes with it too. Tumeric isn't something I normally cook with so I will have to grab some.
post #5 of 11

well my mom makes it very simply, slice into think slices, saute in a skillet over high-ish heat (7 or 8) with some onions and/or garlic until browned to your liking (you mihgt need to cover it for a while to cook through). And my grandmother makes squash by cutting it into slices, cooking in a cast iron skillet with bacon grease, water, salt pepper and a little sugar, covering and simmering a while... like half an hour or so. This is delicious but not the healthiest thing ever lol. 

post #6 of 11

 

For tender young summer squash, zucchini, pattypan squash, I like to cut them in half, brush them with olive oil and chopped basil and maybe a little salt and pepper and grill them. 

post #7 of 11

I dice them small and sautee them in a bit of butter so the edges are brown, then scramble eggs on top of it.  :)

post #8 of 11

Roast or grill with garlic, olice oil, herbs, and toss with some browned butter, toasted pinenuts, pasta, and parmigiano.

 

Stuff them - scoop out the center and chop the flesh with herbs, bread crumbs, anchovies (if you are not vegetarian), spoon it back in, top with parmigiano or more breadcrumbs, drizzle with oil and bake. If you want it to be heartier as a main dish, add rice in place of the breadcrumbs (you can also mix in some gound protein of your choice), and cover with a marinara souce before baking.

post #9 of 11

I slice them in half inch chunks and quickly saute with olive oil in a screaming hot pan.  At the very end I sprinkle with season salt and pepper.  I usually do a mix of yellow squash and zucchini.  Sliced onions would be good with it too, but my DH hates onions.

 

I got some tiny little squash at the farmers market last week called courgettes (sp?) that I did this way and they were the best squash I'd ever had.

post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by mommy212 View Post

well my mom makes it very simply, slice into think slices, saute in a skillet over high-ish heat (7 or 8) with some onions and/or garlic until browned to your liking (you mihgt need to cover it for a while to cook through). And my grandmother makes squash by cutting it into slices, cooking in a cast iron skillet with bacon grease, water, salt pepper and a little sugar, covering and simmering a while... like half an hour or so. This is delicious but not the healthiest thing ever lol. 



This is how I most often make it, too.  We call it fried squash.

 

post #11 of 11

I usually grate summer squash and mix with eggs, farmer cheese, breadcrumbs, olive oil, and dill, then either fry in patties or bake in a pie.  A faster alternative is to slice, coat in flour or breadcrumbs, and fry in a generous amount of oil, then serve sprinkled with parm.

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