Have you ever seen the movie Doc. Hollywood? It’s one of the cutest movies ever! A young plastic surgeon, played by Michael J. Foxx, is driving to California to start his dream career in Beverly Hills. On the way, he causes an accident in a small town and is sentenced by the judge to work as the town doctor for a few weeks. The southern town, Grady, was as quaint as anything that you could imagine, right down to the Annual Grady Squash Festival & Parade! For all of 2 hours, I longed to live there.
This little wish was long forgotten, until we moved to a little town that actually has a “Main Street”. To our delight, there is also an Annual Parade & Festival, complete with Bed Races, Skateboarding Dogs, and Santa in a Vintage Convertible! Although they don’t celebrate squash, I couldn’t resist making my little dream complete…
2 medium yellow squash, thinly sliced
2 medium zucchini squash, thinly sliced
½ medium onion, chopped
2 strips of bacon
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ cup sour cream
1 cup milk
½ cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 cup sharp cheese, grated
1 cup panko bread crumbs
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
¼ teaspoon hot paprika
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large skillet, cook bacon until crispy. Remove bacon from skillet and reserve for later use in this recipe. Add 2 tablespoons butter to skillet with bacon drippings. When butter is melted, add squash, onion, and salt & pepper. Cover and allow to cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 10-12 minutes.
In a bowl, wisk eggs, sour cream & milk until smooth. Stir in the seasoned bread crumbs and ½ of the cheese. Next, add squash mixture and stir until incorporated. Divide mixture between six(6) shallow 4oz baking dishes or 1 8×8 baking dish.
In a dish, crumble reserved bacon, and mix with remaining cheese, panko and paprika. Sprinkle over dish(es). If using small baking dishes, place on a baking sheet and bake uncovered for 25 minutes. If using 1 baking dish, bake uncovered for 30-35 minutes.
|Santa in a vintage convertible!|