Broiled and Breaded Crookneck Squash

March 21, 2009 By: Megabeth Category: Side Dishes Print This Post Print This Post

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I’m a little slow in posting this week because of this recipe. You see, in the making of this recipe I was using a mandolin slicer and discovered there is a reason for the safety handle. I sliced one of my fingers pretty good on the blade.  After a few days of recovery, I finally pushed up my sleeves and headed back into the kitchen…and definitely remembered to use the safety handle.

This recipe is adapted from one that appears in my 1986 edition of “The Cookbook for People Who Like Animals”. (I always laugh when I use this cookbook because I think the title reads as if to say, “Ooh, yum! Animals!” ) It came out nicely. Paprika and tamari were two flavors I’d never think to put together but they complimented nicely on the squash.

Broiled and Breaded Crookneck Squash
Adapted from “The Cookbook for People Who Like Animals”
Serves 2 as a side dish

2 yellow crookneck squash
1/4 cup olive oil
1/8 cup tamari
1/4 t garlic powder
1/4 t paprika
1/4 t onion powder
1/2 to 3/4 cup panko

Cut squash into 1/4 inch thick slices. (Note: mine were cut quite thin and had a tendency to soak up a bit too much of the oil mixture. Next time I’ll make them thicker.) Combine oil, tamari, and spices in a bowl.

Dip each squash slice into oil. (Note: The operative word is “dip”, I soaked some of the slices which made them come out a bit oily.)

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Preheat oven to broil. Place squash slices on baking sheet without overlapping.

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Sprinkle panko crumbs on top of each slice.

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Place under broiler for 3 to 5 minutes until soft and the panko is browned. (I used two baking sheets, while one was under the broiler, I set up the second pan.)

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3 Comments to “Broiled and Breaded Crookneck Squash”


  1. Sorry about your accident. I’ve never heard of that squash before but they do look great.

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  2. Oh my goodness, we have this squash in our garden this year and I was going to look for ways to cook it. Thanks for this idea. I saw it on Pinterest.

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  3. Hi Sue, Hope you enjoy this. I’ve made it a few times since this posting. Definitely an easy (and delicious) way to enjoy homegrown squash!

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