Sunday, June 8, 2014

Florida Summer Squash and Vidalia Onions

I have been craving summer vegetables. This week the Winn Dixie had Florida grown summer squash as the special. They were young and tender and so fresh. I bought about seven of the smaller selections and another fresh bag of Vidalia's. Here is the tastiest way that I have found to prepare this summer specialty.

Florida Summer Squash and Vidalia onions

Choose 7 or 8 very young and tenders summer squash
Select a fresh and crispy Vidalia onion

Wash squash very thoroughly
Slice into rounds and boil in salted water until tender
Place two strips of bacon in saute skillet
Fry until crispy
Remove bacon and use for BLT or crumble and mix with squash after preparing
Chop onion and saute in bacon drippings until tender
Drain cooked squash in colander and add to onions and squash
Salt and pepper squash and mash with a fork in frying pan
Cook on medium heat until most liquid has reduced and squash have turned a light brown
Taste for seasoning and enjoy!!


  1. I have to try this! Perfect combo- vidalia, squash and bacon,yum!


  2. I would skip the boiling and add the squash directly to the bacon/onion pan.

    1. Fresh Florida Squash are delicious any way they are cooked - we just boil and drain to produce less liquid in the pan-

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