Sometimes it really is the simple things in life that can make you happy.
So that is how I’m going to show you how to cook squash today. The simple way.
- Yellow squash
- An onion
- Sometimes I add a little garlic too.
This is one of those recipes where you can make as much or as little as you like.
I’d suggest 1 squash and 1/4 onion per person. I’m going to use half of this onion.
Chop your onion and slice your squash.
Place them both in a large skillet.
I’m showing you how to do this on the stove top but I have instructions on how to do it in the microwave at the bottom as well.
add about a cup of water, just enough to cover the bottom of the skillet.
Now at this point, you can add about a tablespoon of bacon grease if you want to add in a bit more flavor. I’m just leaving mine water though because I dearly love the flavor of the squash on its own and the onion is compliment enough for me today.
Sometimes I do add bacon grease though, totally up to you.
Place on medium high heat just until the water in the bottom of the pan is gently boiling, then reduce heat to medium.
Put the lid on that and let it cook over medium heat for about ten minutes, or until the squash and onions are translucent
Translucent is fancy talk for “til they ain’t so white like they was when ya cut ’em”
Now see this is a photo of some squash translucent and some not. See that squash in the center?
That one is done, stick a fork in it and eat up right now if ya want!
You can see some of the other ones still have a bit of white on them so they need a few more minutes
There, all done! Now we just gotta get them out with a slotted spoon to drain the water, place them on a plate and salt and pepper them!
Isn’t it pretty in this Jewel Tea bowl?
Salt and Pepper according to taste and you’re ready to go!
- Yellow Squash I am using two, sliced
- 1/2 Onion chopped, I use Vidalia if I can get them otherwise a white onion will do.
- 1 Tbsp bacon grease optional (I left it out this time)
- 1 tsp garlic optional
- 1 cup water
- Salt, Pepper to taste
- Place squash and onion in skillet. If you are using bacon grease add it now. You can also add the garlic here too then about 1 cup of water, just enough to cover bottom of pan and bring to a gentle boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat to medium and cover, simmering for about ten minutes or until squash and onions are translucent. Strain out of the pan and salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm.
Microwave instructions:Place squash and onion in microwave safe bowl. Add water (garlic and a bit of bacon grease, remember these 2 are optional). Cover and microwave on high three to four minutes, or until translucent. Drain water and salt and pepper to taste.
Place squash and onion in microwave safe bowl. Add water (Add garlic and a bit of bacon grease, remember these 2 are optional). Cover and microwave on high three to four minutes, or until translucent. Drain water and salt and pepper to taste.
My squash casserole recipe may be found by clicking here.
And don’t forget squash and zucchini. You will love that and find it here.
Happiness is where you find it, seldom where you seek it.