Friday, July 22, 2011

Simple Yellow Squash

Today we unearthed two yellow summer squash hidden underneath dark green foliage.  I was ecstatic.  This is our first picking of veggies besides wax beans and peas. 

I learned a very simple way to cook up these tasty treats from my husband's 96 year old Grandmother who lives down in Texas. 

Here's what you do:
  • Wash and clean your squash. These are little bigger than I normally like, but I am not complaining!
  • Remove the ends and slice down the middle.  This will prevent rolling squash and make it easier to dice.

  • Slice into 1/4 inch pieces.

  • In a heated skillet add a little olive oil or butter. 
  • Add the squash slices.  Add 2 Tablespoons of minced garlic (or 1 Tablespoon of garlic powder), cover with pepper, toss in a little salt, and add about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water.

  • Simmer on medium heat until the squash is tender.
  • Serve warm.

I told you that was easy.  What's your favorite way to fix summer squash?