We enjoy cooking outdoors in the summer time, not only to avoid turning the oven on and heating the house, but to simply enjoy the weather. Something about summer time turns meal preparation into a family affair in a way that indoor kitchen cooking lacks.
I want to share a test recipe with you and hope that you enjoy it. Even more so, I hope that you can make it better!
We had a meal of the following:
Pork chops marinated in BBQ sauce, grilled.
Garden fresh snap beans, cooked on the grill, with a dash of pepper and lemon.
Breaded summer squash
The recipe that I want to share is for the breaded summer squash. Here is the thing~ I love the look of summer squash. I love the idea of summer squash. I love the health benefits of summer squash. Don't so much love the taste! When I cook summer squash it is always a bit mooshy and bland. I decided that I could bread it, cook it in a little EVOO, and perhaps it would be better. It was better, but not amazing.
Here is what I did. My three year old gobbled these up, which was great!
Slice up summer squash.
Make three bowls.
One with flour (mix salt and pepper into this)
One with beaten egg
One with bread crumbs
Step three: Dip your squash into the flour, followed by the egg, and finally the bread crumbs. Coat both sides.
Step four: Place all the pieces into a frying pan with Olive Oil. Put on low/medium heat until brown.
The crispy factor is yummy. The squash even tasted good. I am thinking that perhaps some type of spice in the flour would give this more flavor....cayanne pepper? paprika? basil? Any ideas?