Southern Coasts

June, 2001
Regional Report


Squash Haters' Squash
Everyone who grows summer squash and zucchini knows there's always too much to go around. If your family views squash as the bane of summer suppers, here's a recipe that might change their minds.


1 small onion, diced fine

2 tablespoons butter

1 can chicken or vegetable broth

2 each of yellow squash, zucchini, and pattypan, chopped into 1-inch pieces

dash of salt

2 grinds fresh pepper

splash of herb vinegar

sprinkling of brown sugar


Saute the onion in the butter, then deglaze the pan with broth. Add the squash, seasonings, and more broth to the pan and simmer just until tender. Serve as a side dish or as a main course over brown rice.

Serves 4 to 6.

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