Thursday, August 26, 2010

Hopping on the Bandwagon

I'm in the summer squash boat now... not the zucchini overload, but these little alien pattypan things.

The zucchini needed a little more sun, I think. But these monsters are doing just fine.

So the first option is always Z bread. This one had chocolate chunks so it was a gift, that's a bit much for us here.

The next option is Ina Garten's recipe for zucchini "pancakes" (I don't know why they aren't fritters). So the question is, what next? I can always toss them on the grill or saute them up and dump them in pasta.

What are your favorite things to do with abundances of zucchini/squash?


scb said...

Is this good timing, or what? One of my friends on my other blog just posted the link to this recipe. These cupcakes look GOOD!

My uncle said, when I told him I was growing zucchini one year, "Oh, those are the things you leave on the neighbor's doorstep and midnight, then run!" Right.

terander said...

Bbq!!! It's my favourite veggie to just slice , brush some oil on and but on the bbq. They become soft and oh so flavoursome - yum!

Cookbook said...

They *are* good in salads, stirfries, etc. I've also added them to veggie chili. And soup. Definitely try the fritters/pancakes. They're easy and delish.

Anne (in Reno) said...

They have been tossed on the barbecue successfully, the flavor is lovely. The fritters were my favorite, though, I tossed together some roasted red pepper dip and that was a nice combo. But the questions is, how can we make the fritters crispier and less pancake-y? Cupcakes just may be next on the list, if they don't end up in a batch of vegetable soup first (with the first of the green beans!).