Friday, August 3, 2018

Vintage Recipe: Squash - Baked, Grilled or Fried

I'm digging into old recipe boxes and rediscovering the family favorites hidden inside! You'll find carefully handwritten recipe cards, newspapers and magazines clippings and even some hastily scrawled directions on scraps of paper, all from years (and years) ago! They're all getting scanned and transcribed so you can enjoy them in your own home kitchen. 


This recipe, aptly named “Squash”, is very simple and very vague. It may have simply served as a reminder to the cook to have the ingredients on hand for preparing the evening meal.

This recipe is SO simple and vague that I considered NOT posting it here. However, the lack of instruction give us the freedom to use our imagination. Use a variety of surplus squash (most gardeners will have yellow squash and zucchini in excess by summer’s end). Broil it, bake it, grill it or fry it. I’m sure whichever squash you choose and however you choose to prepare it, this simple dish will be fantastic.

The recipe was handwritten on an index card. It was found in an old large recipe file box. The age of the recipe card is unknown.

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The original recipe has been scanned and is transcribed below. I have included instructions for four different ways to prepare your squash using the listed recipe ingredients. The recipe and instructions can be printed for use in your own home kitchen. Enjoy!

Please Note: Every effort has been made to transcribe these old recipe cards completely and accurately. Many have faded, are stained, or simply do not include every step or tool used in the process. We have changed the wording in some places and added instruction in others to make the text a bit clearer. We do not test or verify all the information found on these old cards. If you choose use the information found here, please know that you do so at your own risk.

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Squash

The lack of instruction give us the freedom to use our imagination. Use a variety of surplus squash (most gardeners will have yellow squash and zucchini in excess by summer’s end). Broil it, bake it, grill it or fry it. I’m sure whichever squash you choose and however you choose to prepare it, this simple dish will be fantastic.

ingredients:


  • Squash
  • Butter
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Brown Sugar
  • Nutmeg

instructions:

Bake
  1. Slice squash and arrange it in a shallow baking dish. 
  2. Sprinkle salt, pepper, brown sugar and/or nutmeg over the squash. Dot with butter. 
  3. Roast in a 350°F oven uncovered until desired tenderness.
Grill
  1. In a small bowl, melt butter. Add salt, pepper, brown sugar and nutmeg.
  2. Brush onto sliced squash. Grill until desired tenderness.
Broil (similar to grilling instructions)
  1. In a small bowl, melt butter. Add salt, pepper, brown sugar and nutmeg.
  2. Toss squash in butter mixture. Spread out onto lined baking sheet.
  3. Broil until desired tenderness. Keep careful watch so the squash does not burn under the broiler.
Fry
  1. Slice or cube squash.
  2. Melt butter in a skillet. Add squash to skillet and cook over medium heat.
  3. Sprinkle squash with salt, pepper, brown sugar and nutmeg. Continue cooking until desired tenderness.
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