Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Zucchini Comfort

A few years ago, I got a moderately bad case of the flu while I was living in Boston, 3,000 miles from where I grew up. I was in such a crummy mood, and all I wanted was a little homey comfort. My then-boyfriend asked what he could do to cheer me up, and I told him I was craving my mom's style of sautéed zucchini. So he borrowed my phone to call my mom, and got this recipe:

Sauteed Zucchini

Quick, easy, warm, and delicious. Like so many Mom recipes, it's impossible to give exact quantities for ingredients - just go with what looks good. Serve with Kraft mac n cheese or filet mignon, or absolutely anything else. Stir into a creamy sauce for something truly special.
  • butter
  • olive oil
  • garlic, chopped fine
  • zucchini, grated
  • salt and tons of freshly ground pepper
  1. Melt butter in a wide skillet. Add olive oil.
  2. Add garlic, sweat for a minute, and then add zucchini.
  3. Cook over medium heat until zucchini has turned translucent.
  4. Add salt and pepper, and serve before it cools off too much.

1 comment:

  1. That's nice to have a boyfriend so loving and took the time to call your mother for the recipe