Jodi Lea Stewart

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Skillet Cookery: Country-Style Squash

  This dish is so easy to make, and anyone who likes squash will love it.

  • 3 to 4 slices chopped bacon
  • 1 large onion sliced med. thin
  • 2 med. tomatoes, chopped
  • 6 medium-sized zucchini, sliced
  • 2 yellow crookneck squash, sliced, (or use 8 small to med. zucchini squash without the crooknecks)
  • Sea Salt and black pepper to taste

Brown bacon in a heavy skillet. Don’t completely cook it. Drain off some of the grease. Add rest of ingredients. Cover and simmer-fry for approximately 20 minutes. If bacon is very lean, add a little oil and/or water to keep it from scorching. Stir often. Cook until squash is desired crispness. We like ours slightly crunchy vs. soggy.

Comment:  This is a great side dish any time of the year. People who even slightly like squash are surprised how much they love this dish. 

Comment:  I learned this recipe from my mother, who’s been making it since she was knee-high to an aphid!

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7 thoughts on “Skillet Cookery: Country-Style Squash

  1. Sounds delish..and similar to something my mom made.
    Reading Silky now. Started a while ago, but got interrupted. Had to reread a bit. I’m at an interesting spot now and wanna get back to it, but gotta work tomorrow, then Relay for Life at nite. So Saturday I hope to finish it.

  2. I love sauteed veggies and even though I’m a vegetarian I can totally appreciate the bacon in this dish. (Bacon was, in fact, one of the last meats I gave up.) Though this may sound a bit weird, I’ve found a way to make tempeh taste like bacon – texture, taste and all – so that’s what I’ve been eating instead. My mouth still waters at the smell of bacon, though. 🙂

  3. Definitely on my list of “gotta tries” as soon as I get to the store. It sounds great, especially since summer squash are one of our favorites.

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