S is for…Slow-Sauteed Squash…(a-z challenge)

Small pattypan squash, each the size of a golf ball, can be halved and sautéed very slowly to make them especially sweet-tasting.  Because of their small size and high skin-to-flesh ration, they hold their shape better than other squash.  You might think that the onion would overpower the delicate sweet flavor of the squash.  However, the low and slow cooking process caramelized the onions which is the perfect complement to the squash. 

Serves 4 as a Side Dish

2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive OIl
1 Medium Onion Minced
1 1/2 Pounds Small Pattypan Squash, Halved
2 Tablespoons Minced Fresh Parsley Leaves

 1.  Heat the oil in a large skillet.  Add the onion and saute over medium heat until softened, about 3 minutes.  Add the squash and stir to coat well with the oil and onion.  Sprinkle generously with salt.  Reduce the heat to medium-low.

2. Cook, stirring occasionally until the squash is tender and golden brown in spots, 20-30 minutes.  Stir in the parsley and adjust the seasoning.  Serve immediately. 

8 Comments

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8 responses to “S is for…Slow-Sauteed Squash…(a-z challenge)

  1. Looks and sounds yummy! Enjoy.

  2. Great looking squash… almost wished you didn’t prepare them. 🙂
    Eliz

  3. Hi Jeanne,
    I can’t wait until our squash is ready, it is still to early here to be producing. Your recipe looks really good, I will put it on my “to cook” list. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week! Your Puppies are just precious!

  4. Huge eyes on my part. What ARE those things, squash? Have never ever seen one before, and here I was, thinking I knew every vegetable hehehe.
    Have a happy meal!

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