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Z is for Zucchini

June 10th, 2011 at 01:24 am

It's summer and it's zucchini time!

Actually, I buy zucchini throughout the year. I think I buy more when it is more reasonable.

Years ago a friend of my parents had a big garden and he gave them a zucchini. My mom passed it on and I fixed it. When he found out we liked zucchini, he always send along some because he had plenty. I thought that was very generous and I always made use of it. Fortunately there's usually a bunch of recipes to try. I've tried zucchini bread and even stuff zucchini where you take a large zucchini, slice it in half, carefully scrape out the zucchini, but leave enough so you have a large bowl, cook the zucchini with hamburger, add some cooked rice, mix together and put back in the zucchini bowl and sprinkle with cheese. Put in the oven long enough to melt the cheese and serve.

Until some kind soul gifts me with a large zucchini, I don't think I'll be making that again for awhile. It was a good meal. Now, I'm looking for other recipes for smaller zucchini. I think I found a good one:

Skillet Zucchini

1/4 cup butter
6 medium zucchini, sliced
1 large onion, sliced
2 large tomatoes, cut into chunks
2 slices cooked bacon
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup water
1 cup bread crumbs
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 grated Parmesan cheese
1.Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Mix in zucchini, onion, tomatoes, and bacon. Season with salt and pepper, and pour in water. Cover, and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender.
2.Stir the bread crumbs and soy sauce into the skillet, and mix in Cheddar cheese. Cover, and continue cooking 2 minutes, until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese to serve.

I just bought zucchini so I will be trying this soon. What do you think?

1 Responses to “Z is for Zucchini”

  1. scottish girl Says:

    Sounds nice. If this were my A-Z list they would have been at C, we call them courgettes.

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