27 May 2011
I have no elegant name for this recipe. I thought it was a common household side dish until I made it for John or tell people about it and get strange looks. My mom has been making "milk squash" my whole life, and I always look forward to the sweet flavor it offers a savory meal.
The name makes it sound like some special family of squash you've never heard before, but it's really made from your average yellow squash. I make this when the squash are in season and are small. The smaller the squash, the sweeter it is! And a sweet squash is exactly what you need for this recipe to turn out the way it should.
6 small squash sliced into 1/4 inch pieces
1/2 tsp salt
a couple turns of freshly ground pepper
1/2 tsp chicken bouillon granules
4 tbsp water
3 tbsp unsalted butter
1/4 cup milk
Place everything but the milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Allow butter to melt and simmer, cover, stir occasionally until the squash starts to cook through and go limp.
When the squash is on the verge of limp, add the milk and stir. Allow to simmer over med-low heat until the water, butter, and milk has come together in a very thin sauce and the vegetable has gone limp and breaks apart a little. Serve while hot.
Have you ever had yellow squash cooked this way?
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Nope - I sure haven't. But I'm gonna try it with my leftover yellow squash from pita pizzas and squash fritters last night. =) Yum!ReplyDelete
I think we'd all love it if you talked a little more about those squash fritters! Yum...ReplyDelete
wow!!! look delicious!!!! ~~~~ReplyDelete
yellow squash is absolutely one of my favorite vegetables, but I always cook it the same way...so this is actually wonderful for me!! and it seems so easy with the ingredients being things I already have at home! im totally gonna have to try this sometime!ReplyDelete
have a great weekend <3
Yum! I love yellow squash! This looks delish!ReplyDelete
I've never had squash cooked this way, but it looks yummy!ReplyDelete
wow, interesting. I have never had squash cooked this way before.ReplyDelete
I've never had this before, but it sounds very good! ... Actually, for a long time, I (ignorantly) ignored the existence of squash, because I thought I didn't like it... So glad that dark period of my life is over now! (...I'm making up for lost time :)ReplyDelete
Um, and @Kayla: squash fritters? Yummm...
Looks good! I puree squash and mix it in with pasta, butter, and garlic salt in order to get my kiddos to eat veggies ; ) Also I give whole squashes to my chocolate labs...they love them!ReplyDelete
We usually do this, but with butter instead of milk. Will so have to try the milk, sounds great!ReplyDelete
I haven't but it looks delicious!ReplyDelete
interesting. never had it like this! we really only eat squash grilled or roasted with some other similar veggies (zucchini).ReplyDelete
I've never even HAD yellow squash. I'm a spaghetti or acorn winter squash girl myself. I'll have to branch out though, this recipe looks good!ReplyDelete
wow looks and sounds delish !! i might have to try this one.ReplyDelete
This looks awesome! I am not much of a cook... but this seems easy enough! have a great weekend !ReplyDelete
from your cooking desctiption this sounds dslicious, I love squash, and I hear it's super healthy for you too!ReplyDelete
I have a yellow squash in my fridge right now... and no idea what to do with it... until now! It was perfect timing that I found your lovely blog and this recipe! Enjoy your weekend... I'm off to explore your blog!ReplyDelete
I really wanna try this, looks so delish!ReplyDelete
We have squash a lot, but not like this. I'd definitely try this some time. Have a lovely weekend dear!ReplyDelete
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I haven't tried this but it looks yum!ReplyDelete
Nope, never even heard of squash cooked like this! What a great idea though, it looks delicious!ReplyDelete
i've never cooked squash. period!ReplyDelete
No, can't say that I have. I will take your word that it is yummy. (texture issue with the squishiness) :)ReplyDelete
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