Sauteed Summer Squash Recipe

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This Sauteed Summer Squash Recipe is quick and simple to put together and a great way to use up that extra zucchini. The squash is sliced thin so it cooks quickly. This is a delicious side dish that would go great with almost any grilled meat or fish.

If you have summer squash on hand give this one a try; its really good.

Sauteed Summer Squash Recipe
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Recipe type: side dish
  • 1 clove garlic (crushed and minced)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 yellow summer squash
  • 2 zucchini (you can use two of the same if that is all you have available)
  • 7 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • salt and pepper
  1. In a large bowl mix together the garlic and lemon juice; set aside and let rest for at least 10 minutes.
  2. Trim the ends off the squash and using a vegetable peeler shave the squash off length wise into ribbons. Take 3 slices off, turn the squash 90 degrees, and repeat the process. Continue shaving ribbons down to the seeds – discard the seed core.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil, ¼ teaspoons salt, ⅛ teaspoon pepper, and lemon zest to the lemon juice mixture and mix until well combined.
  4. In a 12 inch skillet over medium high heat using 1 teaspoon of olive oil cook the squash ribbons, turning occasionally with tongs, until softened and translucent.
  5. Place the squash in the bowl with the lemon mixture, add the parsley, and toss to coat. Salt and pepper to taste and serve.

Adapted from Cooks Illustrated

Deep Fried Zucchini Sticks Recipe

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Deep Fried Zucchini Sticks Recipe

It is the end of the summer here in upper Michigan. The weather man is calling for high temperatures down into the 40’s for Thursday and Friday………….Burr. I decided to do one last recipe using summer garden vegetables, and decided on this Deep Fried Zucchini Sticks Recipe. I like serving Deep Fried Zucchini as a side dish with my fish fries during the summer; it just seems to go real well together.

I choose this recipe because some of the ingredients were a little different-like the Italian bread crumbs and the use of cream in place of milk. This is a very simple recipe that is easy to put together and tastes great. Give this Deep Fried Zucchini Sticks Recipe a try, and enjoy.



2 quarts oil for frying

4 eggs

1/4 cup heavy cream

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 zucchini, quartered

3/4 cup Italian-style dry bread crumbs


1. Heat the deep fryer or pan with oil to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2. Using a mixer in a medium bowl, mix the eggs, cream, pepper and salt.

3. Slice the zucchini into pieces 2 to 3 inches long-kind of like you would cut steak fries. Dip the pieces into the egg mixture, and then coat them with the bread crumbs.

4. Carefully place the battered pieces in the oil and fry 3 to 4 minutes, until brown and crispy. Drain fried pieces on a paper towel and serve.