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Simple Southern Squash & Onions

When I was a little girl, my family lived in this little brick house on a dead end street in Leeds, Alabama. I don't actually have many fond memories of this house. See I was really young and some traumatic things for a young'un to deal with happened there: I was tormented by our neighbor's pet rooster (I'm not typing in hyperbole when I use the term tormented, I was), I experienced my first loss of a family pet at this house too, along with other childhood rites of passage.

But I do have an extremely fond memory of the first time I had yellow squash. I was about 7 or 8 when I asked ChefMom if I could hike across the pasture and eat dinner with our non-rooster-owning neighbors. She said "yes" and I did. I don't remember much about what they had for dinner, only that I wasn't really in to it: a bunch of meat, no greens, cornbread, and some deep fried yellow squash.

I remember the lady of the house made me a plate and as she plopped it down in front of me the father said "Now go on-n-eat all dat squash up, ya hear? It'll make yer eyes real pretty." I gobbled that fried squash down immediately, and have been in love ever since.

ChefMom never made deep fried squash for me as a kid, which is a-ok with me, but she did make squash and onions for me a lot. Mainly because I would tell her that's what I wanted for every meal. There are no frills with squash and onions. It's a simple dish with simple ingredients. Enjoy.

3 yellow squash, sliced
2 onions, sliced
olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Pour enough oil in to your big pan to coat the bottom and get that shit real hot.
  2. Throw in the sliced onions, turn the heat down so shit's not poppin' off in there and cook for like 5 minutes or so. 
  3. When the onion rings start to brown a bit add in your squash coin-thingy-ma-jiggers. Sprinkle salt and pepper (don't be stingy with the pepper) and put a lid on it; let it cook down until it's to your liking (obvs I like mine super well oh-shit-I-guess-this-is-considered-burnt done.)


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