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EllenFrasier
07-19-2011, 09:49 PM
Okay I was successful at growing summer squash. Now what do I do with them?:confused3 What are you favorite recipes?

Sadie22
07-19-2011, 09:58 PM
On Allrecipes.com you can input what ingredients you have and get a list of recipes.

I like to roast yellow squash, zucchini, asparagus, white potato, sweet potato, and onion together.

pezaddict231
07-19-2011, 10:13 PM
I like to grill squash, just brush with olive oil and season and grill. Sometimes I also will make a veggie mix, squash, zucchini, peppers, and onions and add oil and balsamic vinegar and you can roast that in the oven or grill it. I have a grill skillet, so I grill that a lot too.

You could also dice up and use to make pasta primavera, or just saute as a side dish.

ToddyLu
07-19-2011, 10:20 PM
:) With yellow squash, ritz crackers, cheese, egg, milk and onion--you have a casserole.....awesome!!!

lmbcdb
07-19-2011, 10:20 PM
Baked Squash Fries:

gallon zip loc bag: add 1 1/2 T flour, salt, pepper and italian seasonings

cut up two yellow squash (zucchini work well too) in thin "french fry pieces"

put in bag and toss to coat.

whip two eggs whites until frothy in a bowl. Pour in bag and toss to coat.

Add 3/4 c Italian seasoned bread crumbs to bag. Toss to coat.

Lay in a single layer on a greased (Pam) cookie sheet.

Cook at 425 for 15 minutes. May need to turn.

Eat quickly with ranch or your favorite dip - they cool off quickly...

mickeys friend
07-19-2011, 10:25 PM
We love to slice it up and coat it in corn meal and fry in Crisco.Yes,I know that's not the healthy way to use it,but it's very good.My daughters and son in laws use it in alot of other ways.They cook different than I do.But really you can do alot with it.

fakereadhed
07-19-2011, 10:32 PM
Saute slices with a little olive oil, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper. Yum!

crazelion
07-19-2011, 10:38 PM
We love to slice it up and coat it in corn meal and fry in Crisco.Yes,I know that's not the healthy way to use it,but it's very good.My daughters and son in laws use it in alot of other ways.They cook different than I do.But really you can do alot with it.

true southern at heart.

My kids have been eating grilled squash everyday for a week now.

Sammybeau's Mom
07-19-2011, 10:47 PM
We flash back to Bubba Gump (with a squash twist)....fried, grilled, boiled, steamed, with cheese...

miralys
07-20-2011, 07:21 AM
Grill it a light drizzle of olive oil and sea salt. Yum!

ljcraw555
07-20-2011, 07:55 AM
Circle slices, egg wash, flour and some oil in the bottom of a frying pan! YUMMY!!

txmommy34
07-20-2011, 08:07 AM
My favorite way to eat it when it is fresh-out-of-the-garden is to slice it, cook it for 20 minutes or so over medium heat with a little water in the bottom of the pot (until it is soft and breaks apart), drain it and add butter and a little shredded cheese. Mmmmm....

May have to head to the farmers market this weekend. :)

tink2dw
07-20-2011, 08:14 AM
Chop it, add it to hamburger soup!! yummy

kappyfinn
07-20-2011, 08:23 AM
I stuff my squash with onions, bell peppers, tomatoes and cheese.

Boil the squash for a short time. (just to soften it up to remove the seeds)
Slice the squash in half long ways.
Scoop out the seeds.
Fill in with mixture.
Bake in the oven.

2TxAgs
07-20-2011, 08:49 AM
Look up recipe for The Black Eyed Pea's squash casserole. My family loves it. My DH adds some chopped green chilis for additional flavor.

oobidoo
07-20-2011, 08:52 AM
Hands down, squash fritters:

4 medium yellow squash, shredded (with a grater)
1/2 onion (or as little or as much as you like)
3/4 tbsp. salt (again, as much as you like)
1/2 c. all purpose flour
1/4 c. cornmeal (we use white cornmeal)
1 egg, beaten
1/2-1 c. shredded cheddar
pepper to taste
1-2 jalepeno peppers, finely chopped (optional, but a must for us!)
1 tbsp. veg. oil

Grate squash and onion into a colander then sprinkle with salt (this helps the water to weep out) and let it set for 30 minutes, or so.

Squeeze the excess water from the squash/onion mixture by hand, through cheesecloth, or with a potato ricer (you have to use it for something!). I do this while the oil is heating up on med/high. Add jalepeno, cheddar, flour, cornmeal, egg, and pepper. Mix well (I mix it by hand).

Drop by heaping spoonful into hot skillet and brown on both sides until golden.

Serve alone or with sour cream, hot sauce, or anything else you might like.

**The more water you can squeeze out of the squash/onion, the better they will be. Also, I prefer to cook them a little higher than medium just to make them more brown. We have these at least once a week.

Turn heat to medium

LilyWDW
07-20-2011, 09:59 AM
Send them to me, mine didn't make it.

I like them sauteed, fried, baked, in a casserole...

lovesmurfs
07-20-2011, 10:05 AM
Mmmm....all of the above.

If you still have leftover, you could shred and freeze (remove seeds) -- use in place of zucchini for baked breads.

curlybop
07-20-2011, 10:22 AM
http://www.southernplate.com/2008/07/how-to-make-squash-casserole.html

I made this a few weeks ago and it was great. Instead of the cracker mixture on top I used Panko for extra crunch.

puffkin
07-20-2011, 10:40 AM
One of our favorite, quick and easy meals:

Take box of Mrs T's pierogies (I like the minis) and cook in frying pan with a little olive oil. Remove and keep warm.

Add a bit more oil and sautee squash, green pepper and onion until tender. Add a little bit of Italian Seasoning for flavor.

Mix pierogies in and enjoy.

I always add some type of meat as well for a little more oomph. Usually some diced up ham or kielbasa or even cubed chicken.

Super easy, quick, cheap and good meal!

Swan4Me
07-20-2011, 12:01 PM
This is good for Zucccini , yellow squash and skinny eggplant

slice on diagonal into 1/2 " thick slices
Grill outside or on a George Foreman grill-or just grill in hot skillet with a tad olive oli

Top with parmesan cheese-YUM!:cool1:

tres besitos
07-20-2011, 01:09 PM
My favorite summer side dish - Slice squash and layer in buttered casserole dish, top with a layer of sliced tomato (preferably also fresh from your garden), followed by another layer of sliced sweet onion, top with a few pats of butter, repeat the layers and top off with a bit more butter and a sprinkle of whatever cheese is in the fridge (cheddar, Parmesan or mozzarella - or a bit of everything). Bake in oven at about 350 until it is bubbly and has nice crispy layer on top. So good with anything grilled!

DVCLiz
07-20-2011, 01:15 PM
Wash squash and cut off ends. Slice into circles. Dice a medium to large onion. Put squash circles and diced onion, along with some salt and pepper, into a cast iron frying pan. Fill to top with water (squash will not be completely covered, but almost.) Cook on medium heat until squash is tender and onion is cooked (probably about 35 - 40 minutes.) As squash cooks down, chop it with the side of a spoon into littler and littler pieces. Cook until all the water is cooked out. You'll end up with a "squash mush" and it is delicious. My favorite summertime dish - I cook it every week and have it at several meals!!

mommadebbied
07-20-2011, 01:21 PM
mmmm yellow squash:)

I like to slice is up, dip it in some egg and then dip it in some flour. Fry is in some vegetable oil ( very unhealthy I know but OH SO YUMMY!) salt and pepper to taste as it's frying.

I also like to slice it or chop it in good slice pieces. Heat some garlic flavored EVOO, saute it in the pan with anyything you'd like to add. I usually add some zucchini and onions, and then I eat it as a side dish.

tadamom
07-20-2011, 02:44 PM
We love to slice it up and coat it in corn meal and fry in Crisco.Yes,I know that's not the healthy way to use it,but it's very good.My daughters and son in laws use it in alot of other ways.They cook different than I do.But really you can do alot with it.

Soooooo yummy!!! That is how my mom makes it and it is delish!!!!!!

On Allrecipes.com you can input what ingredients you have and get a list of recipes.

I like to roast yellow squash, zucchini, asparagus, white potato, sweet potato, and onion together.


Love this way too! Haven't had it with the sweet potato in it but sounds good!

I also love to just slice it and cut the slices into smaller pieces and add it to my salad!

disprincessatheart
07-20-2011, 03:25 PM
My favorite way to eat it when it is fresh-out-of-the-garden is to slice it, cook it for 20 minutes or so over medium heat with a little water in the bottom of the pot (until it is soft and breaks apart), drain it and add butter and a little shredded cheese. Mmmmm....

May have to head to the farmers market this weekend. :)

We do this minus the butter! Monterey jack is myfav cheese to use, but mozzarella works too.

mhsjax
07-20-2011, 05:58 PM
Wash squash and cut off ends. Slice into circles. Dice a medium to large onion. Put squash circles and diced onion, along with some salt and pepper, into a cast iron frying pan. Fill to top with water (squash will not be completely covered, but almost.) Cook on medium heat until squash is tender and onion is cooked (probably about 35 - 40 minutes.) As squash cooks down, chop it with the side of a spoon into littler and littler pieces. Cook until all the water is cooked out. You'll end up with a "squash mush" and it is delicious. My favorite summertime dish - I cook it every week and have it at several meals!!

This is how my mom did it, and I do it now, only I add a little bacon grease, we are from the south you know.:thumbsup2

Jitzy
07-20-2011, 06:02 PM
I'm not anywhere near as ambitious as y'all. Half the time they are sliced and sauteed with olive oil. The rest of the time they are sliced and put in the top of my rice cooker with Promise spread. Rice and vegetable at the same time in the same dish, I'm sooo lazy!!!

kmccain
07-20-2011, 06:06 PM
We eat it every night this time of year now too!

I cut it in chunks and either microwave it or put it in some tin foil on the grill with butter and salt and pepper.

JohnsonsRUs
07-20-2011, 07:21 PM
Fry some bacon until crispy and then fry the squash in the bacon drippings with some onions. Once the squash is done, add the bacon back in. Not heart healthy, but very yummy!

pixiewings71
07-20-2011, 08:06 PM
I just slice it and then sautee it in a little butter with garlic. I also add in other veggies, like mushrooms, zucchini, whatever I have that sounds good.

VLee
07-20-2011, 08:24 PM
Squash Dressing!!

Boil 5 or 6 med. squash in salted water until tender. Drain, and kinda of mash it with fork. Meanwhile, saute 1 onion and 1 bell pepper in 1 /2 cup butter. When this is tender, add cream of mushroom soup.

While all of this is cooking, bake one pkg of Mexican cornbread mix according to directions. When done, add the crumbled cornbread, along with 2 beaten eggs to the first mixture, stir and add seasonings like pepper or Tony Cachere. (May add cheese to mixture or top casserole with cheese.)

Bake for about 30 minutes.

Slap yo mama good!

dixie lolly
07-20-2011, 09:31 PM
When I have extra squash i make squash pickles and squash relish. They are both yummy and keep a long time. I can them in pint jars. I can send recipe if anyone is interested.

DVCLiz
07-20-2011, 10:01 PM
This is how my mom did it, and I do it now, only I add a little bacon grease, we are from the south you know.:thumbsup2

:rotfl:This must be the oldest and easiest squash recipe in the world. And yes, my mom added bacon grease, too. I did for a long time but now I leave it out. Still delicious!!

beansmom
07-20-2011, 11:14 PM
we love the squash pickles...great way to preserve some summer. :)

Racemom17
07-21-2011, 08:07 AM
We sautι ours in a skillet with a little bit of oil...usually have green and yellow squash and we throw in onion, mushrooms...or any other veggies that we have on hand...little salt and pepper...so yummy...

And this is from a non-veggie eating girl...but I love me some yellow squash.

debbiecarr98
07-21-2011, 11:25 AM
this is a great casserole.

Squash Casserole

Ingredients:
•2 cups cooked, drained, and mashed yellow summer squash
•1/2 cup mayonnaise
•1/2 cup chopped onion
•1 large egg, beaten
•1 teaspoon sugar
•1/2 teaspoon salt
•1/8 teaspoon pepper
•1/4 cup melted butter, divided
•3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
•2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
•2 tablespoons melted butter
•1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
•salt and pepper
Preparation:
Butter a 1 to 1 1/2-quart casserole. Heat oven to 350°. In a bowl, blend mashed squash with mayonnaise, chopped onion, beaten egg, salt, pepper, 2 tablespoons of melted butter, and the 1/2 cup of the Cheddar cheese. Spoon the mixture into prepared casserole. Top the casserole with the remaining 1/4 cup of shredded cheese. Toss the bread crumbs with the remaining 2 tablespoons of melted butter; spread over the casserole. Bake for 30 minutes, or until bubbly and lightly browned.
Serves 4.
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momejay
07-21-2011, 03:28 PM
We were blessed with a huge squash harvest as well. I used a potato peeler to peels some squash. I put a bit of olive oil in a sauce pan and sauteed the squash until they looked like limp noodles. I added my favorite Alfredo sauce and used as a side dish with ham steak. (Even my kids ate it!)

Jedana
07-21-2011, 05:02 PM
Grilll or saute with some zucchini, red peppers, onion, olive oil, rosemary, salt and pepper.

:love:

cathyce2
07-21-2011, 05:56 PM
I give away as much as possible and throw the rest out. YUCK!

D,L and K's Mom
07-21-2011, 05:58 PM
yum!!