While I was rummaging around for something to cook for supper, I decided it would be nice to have a meal of some of the things we grew last summer. This was one of those days when nothing in particular sounded good, so it took a little imagination to come up with something.
We canned a bunch of yellow squash last summer just to have another alternative food and a different set of nutrients on the shelf. I have used it in a casserole or two and in a pot of soup. This time I remembered a recipe my mom gave me about 20 years ago, when she gave me a few jars of squash she had canned.
I picked out a jar of purple hull peas and a jar of squash. This should make a good meal. It doesn’t look like much, though, does it?
Well, the peas I just dumped in a pan to heat up. Easy enough.
Then I dug through my recipes hoping I still had the one for squash patties. Here it is.
Drain the squash……..
……..then mash it up until smooth. Well, kinda smooth.
1 tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
A dash to 1/4 tsp. pepper (to taste)
2 tbsp. milk
2 tbsp. onion (I used dried)
1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
Stir well. Cook in a skillet like pancakes with a little oil.
This was very easy and tasted good. One of the patties could have cooked a little longer, so make sure yours are done. I also think this would be good with half cornmeal and half flour. It would change the flavor a little. Out of one pint of squash, I got six patties. Just right for us.
I wonder if I will ever ceased to be amazed at the meals I can make from a few little seeds, some time and some work. I hope not.
It’s a wonderful little miracle that just tickles me to death. Frank has become used to me sitting down at the table to eat and saying, “Neat-o! This food came from our dirt, right out there. Isn’t that great?” We are blessed.
Until next time – Fern