Yum Peaceful Cooking: June 2016

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Southern Fried Squash #SundaySupper

Happy Father's Day!

I'm dedicating today's post to my daddy. He lives too far away for me to celebrate him in person so I've made a dish that represents him, and where he came from. A special connection that has always been important to me.

My dad grew up in a small town in Northern Alabama called Geraldine. He moved to California and pursued a successful music career and raised a family. Despite his claim to fame, he has always remained the down to earth, funny, and wonderful man that he was raised to be.

Some of you might recognize him

Growing up, my summer visits to Alabama made such a huge impact on me. Connecting with my dad's side of the family and his childhood, remains to this day a special part of who I am. I am, and will always be a daddy's girl. I am proud of my dad and proud to be his daughter.

Today, in honor of my dad and his roots, I am sharing a dish my grandmother used to make. The ingredients are simple and few. The quantities are subject to taste. So have at it, and enjoy a bit of soul from the south.

Southern Fried Squash 

2 yellow squashes
1/2 large onion
1/2 cup flour
Salt and pepper to taste
Oil for cooking

Slice the squash and the onion.

Heat a couple of teaspoon of oil in a skillet, over medium-low heat and saute the onions until soft and just starting to brown.

While the onions are cooking, sprinkle the squash with salt and pepper

Coat the squash with flour

When the onions are done, remove them from the pan and set aside. 

Add more oil to the frying pan, and turn the heat up just a little. Place the floured squash in a single layer in the pan to fry, turning to brown both sides. Remove and set aside for the next batch. This will only take a couple of minutes for each batch.

Once the last batch is cooked, return the already cooked squash to the pan along with the cooked onions. Toss and cook for another minute to reheat everything.

This is especially good with fried chicken, or pork chops, and a little side of collard greens or black eyed peas.

I'm not the only one getting all nostalgic today. Check out the other 50+ recipes that bring back wonderful memories from our Sunday Supper crew!

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