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Catracks

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Please -- need summer squash recipes Tue, 06/24/03 6:50 PM (permalink)
We have 2 zucchini, 1 patty pan and 1 crookneck squash plant. We can't keep up with them. We are drowning in squash. Need new ideas!

Help!
 
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    mayor al

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    RE: Please -- need summer squash recipes Tue, 06/24/03 7:46 PM (permalink)
    hehehe Cat, As They Say--"Squash Happens" !!
    When we reach saturation we set up a table out by the road and put the extra's on it with a coffe can and a sign that says 10 cents each... They usually go pretty quick !! I used to take a bag full to school or to my college classes and let the students take them home to mama, that worked well also.
    The best thing I ever did with patti-pan (Golden Sunrise) was work with a neighbor and made bread and butter pickle chunks..They were outstanding.
     
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      EliseT

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      RE: Please -- need summer squash recipes Wed, 06/25/03 5:20 AM (permalink)
      I will assume you are already making zucchini bread, zucchini fritters, etc. If not, I can send you recipes. I like to BBQ that combo of squashes and then make a "roasted vegetable" quiche.

      When I have a surplus of zukes I either get a lot of tomato sauce or make a simple spaghetti sauce and boil the chopped zukes in it...as many as you can cram in. Then I freeze it in freezer bags or those new Ziplock plastic storage thingies. Then year-round I can just toss a frozen block into the pot any time I'm making spaghetti sauce. I also do that with fresh basil and freeze it in the ice cube tray to throw in sauces.
       
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        RubyRose

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        RE: Please -- need summer squash recipes Wed, 06/25/03 7:20 AM (permalink)
        SUMMER SKILLET SUPPER

        1 (1 lb.) fully-cooked ham slice
        2 large tomatoes
        1 clove garlic, minced
        1 medium size green pepper
        1 medium size onion
        1 medium size yellow squash (about 1/ 2 lb.)
        2 medium zucchini (about 1 lb. total)
        3 Tbs. olive oil
        1/ 2 cup chicken broth or 1 envelope instant chicken broth mixed with 1/ 2 cup water
        2 tsp.fresh chopped basil or 1/ 2 tsp. dried basil
        1/ 2 tsp salt, or to taste
        1/8 tsp. pepper

        Cut ham into 1/ 4 inch strips, about 1-1/ 2 inches long. Cut each tomato into 8 wedges; cut pepper into 1/ 2 inch wide strips and onion into thin lengthwise slivers. Cut squashes into 1/ 4 inch wide slices, halving lengthwise if larger than 1 inch in diameter.

        In wok or large skillet over medium high heat, cook ham and all vegetables, except tomatoes, in hot oil about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium. Add remaining ingredients, except tomatoes; stir and cook until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 10 minutes. Add tomato wedges and continue cooking until tomatoes are heated through.
         
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          Bushie

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          RE: Please -- need summer squash recipes Wed, 06/25/03 9:55 AM (permalink)
          Zucchini Pancakes (an old recipe of my Mother's)

          2 cups shredded zucchini
          1/2 cup flour
          2 eggs, separated
          3/4 tsp salt
          1/8 tsp pepper (yeah, right, what's the point? Add MORE)
          1 small grated onion

          Stir everything together except the egg whites. Beat the egg whites in a separate bowl, then fold in to the other mixture. Fry these in very shallow oil.

          I tried these once on a non-stick pancake maker, and they came out good. Didn't taste the same as "Mom's", though, so I still fry them in oil.
           
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            RubyRose

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            RE: Please -- need summer squash recipes Wed, 06/25/03 7:14 PM (permalink)
            This makes an interesting hot dog relish but we like it best on warm ham sandwiches on kaiser rolls with a little BBQ sauce smeared on top.

            ZUCCHINI RELISH

            2 1/ 2 cups finely chopped zucchini
            1 medium onion, chopped
            1/ 2 cup chopped green pepper
            1 1/ 4 tsp. salt
            1 cup sugar
            1/ 2 cup plus 2 Tbs. vinegar
            1 1/ 2 tsp. celery seed
            1/ 4 tsp. ground mustard
            1/8 tsp. ground tumeric
            1 tsp. cornstarch
            1 Tbs. water

            In a bowl, combine, the zucchini, onion, green pepper and salt; cover and refrigerate overnight. Rinse and drain well; set aside. In a saucepan, combine sugar, vinegar, celery seed, mustard and tumeric; bring to a boil. Add vegetable mixture; return to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into saucepan. Simmer 6-8 minutes longer, stirring often. Cool. Store, covered, in refrigerator. Makes about 2 cups.
             
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              scbuzz

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              RE: Please -- need summer squash recipes Thu, 06/26/03 8:31 AM (permalink)
              One word .... NEIGHBORS !!!


              Give'em as much as you can bear to part with !!!!!
               
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                Lucky Bishop

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                RE: Please -- need summer squash recipes Thu, 06/26/03 6:44 PM (permalink)
                An old New Mexico standard: calabacitas!

                Cube 2 pounds yellow and/or green summer squash. Dice one large onion and saute in olive oil with 2 cloves garlic, smashed, until limp. Add either 2 large cans of diced tomatoes in juice or two pounds of roughly chopped fresh tomatoes (only if they're properly ripe and in season: supermarket tomatoes are useless), cubed squash, and roasted green chile (fresh, frozen, canned, whatever you have) to taste. Add water or your stock of choice just to cover. Simmer, covered, over medium-low heat until squash is just tender. Add 1 teaspoon cumin and salt and pepper to taste, boil for a couple of minutes and serve on the side of some nice grilled meat or fish.
                 
                #8
                  Sundancer7

                  RE: Please -- need summer squash recipes Fri, 06/27/03 5:27 AM (permalink)
                  When I have zukes, they seem to multiply overnight. I slice them along with onions, bell peppers and other veggies, use some olive oil, salt and pepper and put them on the grill with what ever I happen to be grilling.

                  I saw the Mayors grill in one of his posted pics. I think I would like one like that.

                  Paul E. Smith
                  Knoxville, TN
                   
                  #9
                    Sundancer7

                    RE: Please -- need summer squash recipes Fri, 06/27/03 6:17 PM (permalink)
                    My mother takes squash, splits it, puts in brown sugar syrup and bakes it until it turns brown.

                    I have not seen it like that served anywhere but since I was raised on it, I sorta like it.

                    Paul E. Smith
                    Knoxville, TN
                     
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                      vinelady

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                      RE: Please -- need summer squash recipes Fri, 06/27/03 6:31 PM (permalink)
                      I make a pizza that uses shreaded zucchini as the main part of the crust and then just top it like a normal pizza.
                       
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                        Bushie

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                        RE: Please -- need summer squash recipes Fri, 06/27/03 6:51 PM (permalink)
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by vinelady

                        I make a pizza that uses shreaded zucchini as the main part of the crust and then just top it like a normal pizza.


                        Vinelady, don't tease us like that. What's your recipe??
                         
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                          vinelady

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                          RE: Please -- need summer squash recipes Fri, 06/27/03 7:02 PM (permalink)
                          Sorry,

                          OK I think this is what I do. The end result is a very very think batter, if that thin. Make sure that you press the zucchini to get out as much water was possible (if you don't it is still edible but not crusty).

                          I will warn you that these number might not be right. I haven't measured in years.

                          3-4 shredded zucchini, well drained
                          3/4 c-1c flour (1/4 per zucchini)
                          2 eggs
                          1-2 cups shredded parm cheese


                          Mix together and place in bottom of a large rectangular cake pan. Top with favorite sauces (I prefer Pesto), cheese, and other toppings.

                          Bake at 350 until cheese is golden and crust is a bit bubblely.
                           
                          #13
                            Sundancer7

                            RE: Please -- need summer squash recipes Fri, 06/27/03 7:26 PM (permalink)
                            Sounds good Vinelady, but do you salt and pepper before or after or not at all?

                            Paul E. Smith
                            Knoxville, TN
                             
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                              vinelady

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                              RE: Please -- need summer squash recipes Fri, 06/27/03 7:37 PM (permalink)
                              You can, I don't tend to, as I almost never use salt and I think that the parm cheese and pesto add plenty of salt and flavoring.
                               
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                                Eric H.

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                                RE: Please -- need summer squash recipes Fri, 06/27/03 10:58 PM (permalink)
                                quote:
                                Originally posted by Catracks

                                We have 2 zucchini, 1 patty pan and 1 crookneck squash plant. We can't keep up with them. We are drowning in squash. Need new ideas!

                                Help!


                                The best way to keep up on zucchini is to not let the squash form in the first place. So eat the blossoms!

                                There are a ton of different ways to do it, but generally we take one (or more) of the following cheeses; ricotta, mozzarella (regular, smoked or fresh), goat or parmesan. Mix in some sauted garlic and/or shallot or onion. Some herbs that seem appropriate, such as parsley, rosemary, etc. Salt & pepper, maybe some bread crumbs. You can also add some sort of seasoning to raise the heat quotient if you like.

                                You can then either saute them in a pan of butter, carefully turning them to brown on each side or dip them in an egg wash & bread crumb coating beforehand and then fry 'em. Don't sweat it if some of the filling leaks out.

                                Rather than saying "it tastes like chicken" the usual reply to "what do zucchini flowers taste like?" is that they taste like a mushrooms. Sorta. Javascript:insertsmilie('%5B;)%5D')

                                Eric
                                 
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                                  emmymom

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                                  RE: Please -- need summer squash recipes Fri, 06/27/03 11:25 PM (permalink)
                                  CURRIED YELLOW SQUASH SOUP

                                  Saute a sliced onion and a chopped up clove of garlic, then add about a half teaspoon of curry powder, and saute briefly to release the spice flavors. Then add chicken broth and chunked up yellow squash. Simmer till the squash is tender, then puree in a blender. Add an undiluted can of evaporated milk (or a cup of heavy cream if you MUST) and reheat. Great hot or cold.
                                   
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                                    Hiram Callahan

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                                    RE: Please -- need summer squash recipes Tue, 07/15/03 6:23 PM (permalink)
                                    Here's a terrific recipe for a starch/vegetable dish, available on the web at http://cheftochef.net/r/7/A07351.shtml:

                                    Ingredients

                                    (6 servings)

                                    1/4 c Onion; Chopped, 1 Sm
                                    2 tb Margarine Or Butter
                                    2 tb Vegetable Oil
                                    3 Zucchini; Md., *
                                    2 c Tomatoes; Chopped, 2 Md
                                    20 oz Hominy; Drained, 1 cn
                                    2 tb Lime Juice
                                    1 tb Chile Powder
                                    1 ts Salt
                                    1 ds Pepper

                                    * Cut the zucchini into 1/2-inch pieces. ------------------ Cook and stir the onion in the margarine and oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat until tender. Stir in the remaining ingredients and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the zucchini is tender, about 10 to 15 minutes.




                                    I personally think it's a little light on the squash myself, so I usually add more, even though I use a 15-oz. can of hominy. This is also great cold the next day.
                                     
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                                      VibrationGuy

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                                      RE: Please -- need summer squash recipes Tue, 07/15/03 6:45 PM (permalink)
                                      I put them in the refrigerator, wrapped tightly in a brown paper bag, and discard them two months later.

                                      Eric
                                       
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                                        EliseT

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                                        RE: Please -- need summer squash recipes Tue, 07/15/03 8:28 PM (permalink)
                                        quote:
                                        Originally posted by VibrationGuy

                                        I put them in the refrigerator, wrapped tightly in a brown paper bag, and discard them two months later.

                                        Eric



                                        You stole my recipe! But you forgot to add the celery!
                                         
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                                          VibrationGuy

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                                          RE: Please -- need summer squash recipes Tue, 07/15/03 9:15 PM (permalink)
                                          Elise:

                                          What's *great* about this recipe is that it can be used for leftovers and takeout cartons! It's really versatile.

                                          Eric, Who Just Completed Putting All The Racks In The Fridge Through The Dishwasher (What A Better Way Than Wiping It Out Like Mom Does)

                                           
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                                            Bushie

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                                            RE: Please -- need summer squash recipes Tue, 07/15/03 9:21 PM (permalink)
                                            quote:
                                            Originally posted by EliseT

                                            quote:
                                            Originally posted by VibrationGuy

                                            I put them in the refrigerator, wrapped tightly in a brown paper bag, and discard them two months later.

                                            Eric



                                            You stole my recipe! But you forgot to add the celery!

                                            quote:


                                            What's *great* about this recipe is that it can be used for leftovers and takeout cartons! It's really versatile.


                                            You two crack me up!!
                                             
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                                              ocdreamr

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                                              RE: Please -- need summer squash recipes Wed, 07/16/03 12:08 AM (permalink)
                                              Here in Md if we can't can't have crab we make belive it is. This is a pretty well liked recipe.

                                              Mock Crab Cakes

                                              2 C peeled, grated & drained zucchini
                                              2 eggs
                                              1 TBSP mayo
                                              1 1/2 tsp Old Bay
                                              1 1/2 c dried bread crumbs
                                              2Tbsp grated onion
                                              pinch of salt

                                              Mix togetgether, make cakes, roll in flour & fry until brown
                                               
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                                                SkyyeBlue

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                                                RE: Please -- need summer squash recipes Tue, 09/9/03 11:51 AM (permalink)
                                                Cattracks, you might enjoy a recipe on the foodtv website... "German Style Apple Sausage Bake"... sounds weird, I stumbled across it looking for a recipe for kielbasa... anyway, it's got apples, kielbasa, potatoes, green peppers, onions, zucchini and cheese in it, basically, but when I make it I have added yellow squash and extra layers of zucchini. The recipe makes a huge casserole plus a 9"x9" square dish too. The trick is to slice the everything except the kielbasa very thin. I like to add a little extra spice, and I've also tried it with sweet potatoes too, it gave it a different flavor. It freezes very well.

                                                Here's a link... enjoy! http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,,FOOD_9936_8792,00.html
                                                 
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                                                  Rusty246

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                                                  RE: Please -- need summer squash recipes Tue, 09/9/03 12:10 PM (permalink)
                                                  I've got a great squash casserole recipe(at home)I'll post for you tomorrow. Wouldn't be surprised if it, or something very similar is posted before then with all the great cooks on this board. It basically involves squash, I use both the zucchini and crookneck, makes for a nice color. Onion, eggs, cheese, flour, italian bread crumbs on top, bake, cool slightly. Slice and serve as a side. It's fantastic. I also make and S.O.B. casserole, which is basically the same, but with Squash, Onion, and Broccoli.
                                                   
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                                                    lleechef

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                                                    RE: Please -- need summer squash recipes Tue, 09/9/03 1:27 PM (permalink)
                                                    About the blossoms, my Italian grandfather used to plant squash (preferably pumpkins because the flowers are larger)and let a few flowers produce fruit, but the majority of the flowers were picked and wound up on our table. He picked them early in the AM before the bugs got there and washed them and let them sit in a collander. Then he would stuff them with duxelles laced with gorgonzola, dip them in batter and deep-fry. This was the usual accompaniment to breaded veal cutlets and a green salad. Makes for a tasty end of the summer lunch.
                                                     
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                                                      Rusty246

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                                                      RE: Please -- need summer squash recipes Tue, 09/9/03 1:44 PM (permalink)
                                                      May I ask what "duxelles" are?
                                                       
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                                                        lleechef

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                                                        RE: Please -- need summer squash recipes Tue, 09/9/03 1:55 PM (permalink)
                                                        Duxelles is a mushroom mixture: finely chopped shallots and garlic sweated in butter, then finely chopped mushrooms (my grandfather used to go out in the woods and pick wild ones and mix with a few domestic ones) are added and cooked until all liquid evaporates. Then white or red wine or Madeira or sherry is added and again cooked until liquid is gone. At this point you can embellish with cheese, parsley or whatever. It's especially good used to stuff a veal or pork roast. I used to mix cooked sweetbreads and Roquefort in with duxelles and stuff boneless chicken legs/thighs.
                                                         
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                                                          Rusty246

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                                                          RE: Please -- need summer squash recipes Tue, 09/9/03 2:20 PM (permalink)
                                                          Wow, that sounds GREAT. Whould this be something you could add a little crab meat to and use the mixture to stuff mushrooms?? Sounds good to me anyway.
                                                           
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                                                            Alirush

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                                                            RE: Please -- need summer squash recipes Tue, 09/9/03 2:23 PM (permalink)
                                                            How my mom used to make a healthy vegetable into something as good for us as fried twinkies (but better tasting):

                                                            Saute sliced zucchini in LOTS of butter. Add sour cream, dill, a teaspoon or so of sugar, and lemon juice to taste. Let it simmer for a bit.

                                                            The measurements don't matter so much; just taste as you go.

                                                            One of those weird food combinations that works...at least in my family!
                                                             
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