Spaghetti Squash and Yellow Crookneck Squash

Spaghetti Squash and Yellow Crookneck Squash

Candy ClarkCelebrity Candy Clark, Oscar-Nominated Actress from “American Graffiti”, has a fav vegetable for the fall season.

“Yellow Crookneck squash is an old favorite of mine,” she says. “Usually very prolific, the yellow crookneck has a nice mellow taste when cooked with onions, salt and pepper. There is a straight neck yellow squash, but I like the flavor of the yellow crookneck best. It’s delicious and easy to slice up and cook. Great as a simple vegetable dinner with sliced ripe tomatoes and a little cottage cheese on the side.”

I think that squash might be an acquired taste like coffee. I only think this because I didn’t like it when I was younger-but now there are some that I like. I could be wrong, of course.

My daughter and I really enjoy Spaghetti Squash. It is named such because after cooked, it pulls away from the skin in strings. Yes, you can eat it like spaghetti although I have never tried it with marinara. Here are my instructions for cooking a yummy Spaghetti Squash.

  1. Place whole squash in the microwave for 3-4 minutes. This will make it easier to cook.
  2. Cut ends off squash and then in half.
  3. Take seeds out.
  4. Place face-down in a glass baking dish in about a half inch of water.
  5. Microwave for 20-30 minutes.
  6. Scrape all the squash from the shell.
  7. Add butter, salt and pepper. Parmesan cheese is good, too.

(this squash even tastes good the next several days as well)

Enjoy!

  

2 Comments
  • Squash Seed
    Posted at 11:32h, 21 February Reply

    I love spaghetti squash and yellow crookneck squash. I also really like golden zucchini squash. They taste very much like the golden crookneck but are way more productive.

    I probably should quit growing the crookneck but I just can’t let myself totally give in to new things. It would probably be more practical to go with straight golden zucchini’s though.


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  • Charlie Dawson
    Posted at 17:13h, 05 October Reply

    Candy,
    Thanks for the “OUTSTANDING SHOW AWARD” Trophy on Oct 4th at Virginia Beach, Virginia. It was awarded for my 1957 Fairlane Convertible. If I knew you were going to be there, I would have brought my 57 Thunderbird..you might have been more at home.
    Thankyou,Charlie Dawson

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