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Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Summer Fare And An Answer To Bill Trussell's Question
One of the most common summer vegetables is the Zucchini squash. When it's hot these long green beauties can be found on sale in markets and farm stands everywhere. The price can be cheap and I for one take advantage of it. A simple way of fixing zucchini is one that I make often, it includes garlic, tomatoes, onions and zucchini. All baked together. Another way is fried zucchini, this includes sliced squash, bread crumbs, eggs and grated cheese. The squash is fried in oil until golden brown. The issue with this form of preparation is the amount of oil the squash absorbs.
Zucchini pancakes is a better way to fix this squash. It starts with the squash being grated, a bit of baking powder, 2 eggs, salt and pepper, grated cheese and enough flour to help absorb the liquid. If you take the time to drain and squeeze the squash the less flour you'll use. The mixture is placed in a fry pan and cooked until golden brown. Prepared this way the amount of oil is less then half the amount used in typical fried zucchini.
Native pickling cukes, sliced red onions, olive oil, salt and pepper. Everyday lunch for me. Simple and light and really tasty.
Awhile back frequent contributor Bill Trussell asked me a question. He asked do you see many snakes while fishing those small streams. My answer was yes, but I pass many more that I don't see. Here is one that I almost put my hand on while climbing up a stream bank. A water snake, non venomous but very aggressive and they will bite. This one was quite still and very wet. In his mouth was a brook trout he had just taken from the stream.