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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Zucchini my new favorite way

Hello blog friends!
Today, I'm getting away from crafting a bit.
I'm going to tell you about one of my favorite vegetables.
When I was a kid, my Dad used to plant some every year
and it was kind of a contest with himself to see how big 
he could grow it.
When it was nice a big, and I do mean big, a foot long at least,
he'd pick it and we'd have fried zucchini for dinner.
Dredge it in egg and flour and fry it up in a pan. 
That was the whole meal and I loved it.
Haven't had it that way for years, but it is one of my favorites.
This year while watching 
"The Next Food Network Star"
I saw one of the contestants (Eddie) make 
"zucchini spaghetti"
I tried it and it is now my favorite way to
prepare this wonderful squash.
Here's what I started with.
Now just ignore the sorry state of my pan!
I use just a small amount of butter, about a tablespoon.
Tonight I cut up some onion, nice and thin.
I started them cooking, while I went to the squash.
With a peeler, I started to peel.
And I just kept peeling until ti couldn't peel anymore.
This is what I ended up with. 
A huge pile of shredded zucchini.
I added it to the pan with the partially cooked onion.
Sometimes, I used yellow squash with it, or mushrooms,
whatever you like would work.
I added some salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Sometimes I use real garlic, but tonight I added powder.
While that was cooking up, I got out my trusty old 
cheese grater and grated a bit of Parmesan.
I love it and there was a LOT of squash, 
so I was sure to grate enough.
And yes, that is a slice to munch on at the side there.
Told you I love Parmesan.
Not sure if you can see the difference, but that 
squash does cook down a bit and it doesn't take very long.
5-10 minutes at the most and like I said, this was a lot of
When the squash is finished cooking I sprinkle on the cheese.
It doesn't take long to melt, I just toss it into the 
zucchini mixture before I serve it.
And tonight, I had it with a nice steak and baked potato.
It was excellent.
There were 3 of us tonight and yes, we did eat it all.
It was so darn tasty!
I hope you'll try making some zucchini this way,
it's really easy and a little different than the usual,
at least it is for me.

Thanks for stopping by today,
come again soon.  
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Anonymous said...

A friend just shared zucchini from her garden. How timely! Will be trying this too!
~ Julie S.

Susan (rainy) said...

Dang. My mouth is watering!! lol