4 yellow squash 1 small sweet onion 1 cup extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon canola oil ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste ¼ cup all-purpose flour ¼ cup yellow cornmeal Canola oil, for frying
Using a cheese grater, grate the squash and onion into a mixing bowl. Add the cheese, eggs, oil, cayenne pepper, and salt. Mix until well blended. Add flour and cornmeal. Blend ingredients together, taking care not to overmix.
Heat oil in skillet until it reaches 350°. Drop spoonfuls of the squash mixture into the hot oil. Fry fritters for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown, using a spatula to turn. Remove fritters from skillet and place on paper towels. Add salt to taste.
1 zucchini, cut into ¼-inch-thick slices (1¼ cups) 1-2 yellow squash, cut into ¼-inch-thick slices (1¼ cups) 1 large leek* or onion, cut into ¼-inch-thick slices (about 1 cup) 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided Salt and pepper to taste 2 tablespoons Italian-style bread crumbs ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped 1 garlic clove, minced
Combine the zucchini, yellow squash, leek, 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt, and pepper in a bowl, and toss well to coat. Spoon into a 2-quart baking dish lightly coated with nonstick cooking spray. Combine 1 tablespoon olive oil, bread crumbs, cheese, thyme, and garlic in a bowl, and mix well. Sprinkle evenly over the vegetables. Bake, covered, at 425° for 10 minutes. Bake, uncovered, for 10 minutes longer or until the vegetables are tender.
*To prepare leeks, trim so that only the white and pale green parts remain. Cut lengthwise, and rinse under cold, running water to remove sand and grit.
4 zucchini (approximately 12 ounces each) 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 pound hot ground sausage, cooked and drained 3 green onions, sliced 2 cups sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded and divided ½ cup corn ½ teaspoon garlic powder ½ cup ranch dressing ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
Preheat oven to 375°. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise. Using a melon baller or a teaspoon, scoop out zucchini flesh, leaving ½-inch of shells intact. Coarsely chop 1 cup of zucchini flesh and set aside; reserve remaining flesh for another use.
Place zucchini shells on baking sheet and brush insides with canola oil. Sprinkle each shell with salt. Bake zucchini for 8 to 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350°.
In a mixing bowl, combine zucchini flesh, sausage, green onions, 1½ cups cheese, corn, garlic powder, ranch dressing, and parsley. Mix well. Spoon mixture into each zucchini shell.
Place stuffed zucchini on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Sprinkle remaining shredded cheese on top and continue baking until cheese melts and zucchini is tender, about 10 minutes.
For the bars: ¾ cup unsalted butter ½ cup packed brown sugar ½ cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1¾ cups all-purpose flour 1½ teaspoons baking powder 2 cups zucchini, shredded 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes ¾ cup walnuts, chopped
For the cinnamon frosting: 1 cup powdered sugar 1½ tablespoons unsalted butter, melted ½ teaspoon cinnamon 2½ tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
For the bars: Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare a 15 x 10 x 1½-inch-deep baking pan with shortening.
In a medium-size bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Beat in brown and granulated sugars gradually, then add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla and mix well. Slowly add flour and baking powder.
Stir in zucchini, coconut, and walnuts. Spread zucchini mixture evenly into prepared baking pan. Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on cooling rack. Let sit until completely cooled. Spread frosting evenly over cake. Cut into bars or squares. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator.
For the frosting: Using an electric mixer or a food processor, mix all ingredients together until smooth. Depending on personal preference for consistency, you may add more sugar or milk.
6 yellow squash, sliced thin 3 stalks celery, sliced 1 cup sweet onion, sliced 1 cup apple cider vinegar ¾ cup sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper ½ teaspoon turmeric ¾ cup vegetable oil 1 teaspoon celery seed
Place squash, celery, and sliced onion in large bowl. Set aside. In a blender or mixing bowl, mix vinegar and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Add salt, pepper, and turmeric. Slowly add oil and blend well. Add celery seed to dressing. Pour dressing over squash and toss. Refrigerate 3 hours. Serve cold.