The other day I went to my parents house and in an offhand way, my dad mentioned that he had cooked some squash. I glanced at the dish and sure enough, yep looked like squash. I started getting ready to go out to dinner with some friends and before I left, I snuck a taste of the squash, just a bite for the road. And I immediately did a double-take.
That’s right. This unassuming dish (see photo below) is full of amazing flavor. Apparently the pairing of this ingredient list results in magic. The picture doesn’t look like much I know, but really, give this a try. You won’t be sorry. The only thing you’ll be sorry about is that you didn’t quadruple the recipe!
(Note: I have no idea where my dad got this recipe from)
Summer Squash and Onions with Brown Sugar
Recipe shared by my dad, before that I don’t know!
4-6 medium yellow squash, sliced into rounds
1 sweet onion, chopped
1/2 tbsp. butter
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1.5 tbsp. brown sugar
In a pot, melt the butter, then add the chopped onion. Saute’ until onion is starting to get tender, then add the sliced squash rounds. Add the rest of the seasonings and stir well. Cover and cook for about 20 minutes, until the squash is soft. Remove the cover and continue cooking, until the liquid makes a thicker glaze. Taste for seasonings and serve hot.