Posted by / Monday, July 14, 2014

Simple Summer Squash Recipe

Ahh, summer — such a wonderful time of the year and such a wonderful time in July to have freaking squash, zucchini, and eggplant coming out of your ears. Everybody is trying to come up with new recipes and ways to use these up this time of year — I even made a recipe from a former co-worker's mom who had never written the recipe down until I posted it on the blog a couple seasons back. 

Well today we are not creating anything new, just a basic squash recipe that I grew up with and have modified just a little. I hope you'll enjoy as much as we do if you give it a try.

  • 6 small to medium yellow crookneck squash, washed and sliced 1/4" thick
  • 2 medium onions, sliced into 1/4" rings
  • Handful of cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon bacon grease
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Dill snipping for garnish 

Simply combine everything except bacon grease into a medium to large sauce pan. Add 1/4 of water and allow the vegetables to steam over medium heat ,stirring frequently for about 15 minutes. If the water evaporates add a little more so the pan does not go dry.

Right before you take everything off the heat, add the bacon grease and stir well to blend. This will add some amazing flavor to your squash. Of course, you can eliminate the grease or replace it with butter —your choice. Remove from the heat and plate, cutting some snips of dill on top.

You will definitely taste the bacon grease and feel the heat from the crushed red pepper — an amazing combination with these bursting summer vegetables in my opinion. So if your garden growing friends have not given you a bag of squash yet, here is something you can try once it arrives (and I promise it is coming).

E.A.T. local E.A.T. well

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An avid home cook, I believe in using simple ingredients, local when possible and am inspired by the principles of supporting a sustainable food system. I’ve cultivated this blog as a way to share my passion for the preparation and enjoyment of food in a way that everyone from beginners to long time foodies can get involved in.



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