I’ve really been enjoying eating from the garden more, my Lowell’s and my friends’. Last week we were privileged to go pick corn at a friend’s family farm. So, I made a wonderful succotash. I’ve never eaten succotash before; but, it sounded like a great quick meal. I got the sausage on sale the week before. Total $ spent for the meal was $1.50 for 6 people! Here’s what I did. Please forgive me if I broke some succotash rules. I made it up as I went.
1 lb pork breakfast sausage, steamed then browned (or fried & drained)
2 quarts of corn fresh off the cob (or frozen)
1 chopped zucchini
2-3 small onions (or 1 large)
1 small green pepper, chopped
3-4 Roma tomatoes, chopped
This is a very forgiving recipe. I didn’t actually measure. I just put in the quantities that I had and that looked good at the time.
Steam and brown or fry 1 lb of bulk sausage, breaking it up as you go. Remove from pan. Since I steamed, I didn’t have any grease left in my pan; so, I added a tablespoon or so of butter to saute my chopped onions and peppers. Next I added the zucchini and stirred it for a minute or so. I added the corn and stir-fried it all until it was cooked, but the veggies were still just a bit crisp. I added the tomatoes last of all with a bit of salt and pepper. I just cooked it for another minute or two; then, it was time to indulge.
I ended up with several quart bags of corn in the freezer, one quart jar in the freezer, and lots of corn on the cob in the freezer.
Yesterday, I made a batch of bread and put one loaf in the freezer. I also froze half of a zucchini cake. Last week I put zucchini bread in the freezer. It will be nice to pull out when I need something quick.
Who’s Finally Used Up All the Zucchini and Squash that I Have!