Thursday, July 19, 2012
Attack of the Killer Squash
It is that time of year again.
It is when your garden attacks you with many, many squash.
You fill your refrigerator (and extra refrigerator) with them, you give them away (or try to give them away) and you see how soon your family gets sick of eating them.
I have made at one time or another squash cakes, squash muffins, fried squash rings, sliced squash on the George Forman Grill, mix diced squash with your fried potatoes, dice, mix with flour or corn meal and fry them, squash bread, squash croquets, squash cubes/tomato and onions and last but not least the squash casserole!
The only thing about a lot of these recipes is that you make a low fat, good for you squash into a fattening, but delicious dish. The Forman Grill recipe is the easiest and least calorie one of the above. And, I love it fixed this way. I peel them and slice the squash longways into 6 pieces or so (depending on the thickness of your squash). I spray butter on them and sprinkle corn meal and seasoned salt on each one. I then cook at 350 degrees for five minutes on each side. Very good.
Here is my favorite casserole recipe:
DOWN HOME SQUASH CASSEROLE
2-4 yellow squash
1/2 onion, diced
can of cream of chicken soup
3/4 cup sour cream
salt and pepper to taste
Peel and cube squash. Cook squash and onion till tender. Drain water. Put squash and onion in casserole dish and add cream of chicken soup and sour cream and stir together.
1/2 cup self rising flour
1/2 cup corn meal mix
2T melted butter
milk and water
(in other words make a small batch of cornbread)
Mix together the cornbread ingredients and pour on top of squash mixture. Cook uncovered in 350 degree oven about 30-35 minutes. Put on broil and brown cornbread on top if you wish.
Now you have your vegetable and your bread for supper.
Go here for my squash cakes and squash/tomato/onion recipes.
Go here for my squash bread recipe.
Have I left any squash idea out? Tell us your favorite squash recipe --- please!
Posted by Janet F. Smart on Writing in the Blackberry Patch
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