Zucchini Fritters @thewildharvest

Serves 4

Ingredients:
1 lb of yellow squash, unpeeled
1/2 medium onion
1 large egg
1 tsp salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
2 Tbsp butter (for frying)

Directions:

1. Shred the squash and squeeze out the extra moisture.
2. Finely chop the onion, set aside.
3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
4. In a bowl beat the egg with the salt, pepper, , and garlic powder. Add in the squash and onion.
5. Add half the butter to the warmed skillet and spoon in the fritter mixture. About a 1/4 cup measurement.
6. Fry on each side for about 4-5 min.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread @thewildharvest

Serves 6-8

Ingredients:
2 cups shredded zucchini
1 1/4 cup almond flour
1/4 cup cacao powder (cacao not cocoa)
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
6 Tbsp butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup chocolate chips

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Grease a loaf pan
3. Grate zucchini, squeeze with a paper towel and set in a colander to drain the excess.
4. Mix together flour, cacao, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
5. In a separate bowl beat the egg and sugar until smooth. Add in the melted butter and vanilla, beat until smooth and well mixed.
6. Add the shredded zucchini into the wet ingredients, then pour the dry ingredients into the wet. Mix well.
7. Fold in about half of the chocolate chips.
8. Pour mixture into loaf pan then top with remaining chocolate chips.
9. Bake for 1 hour or until done. Check by inserting a skewer in the center and making sure it comes out clean.

Sauteed Squash @thewildharvest

Ingredients:

3 Tbsp olive oil
3/4 cup sweet onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups squash, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
2 cups zucchini, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions: Heat oil over medium heat, add onions and cook until translucent.
Add minced garlic and sauce until fragrant.
Toss in squash, zucchini, salt, and pepper. Cover with a lid and cook for 5 min.
Uncover and stir. Cook for an additional 5-7 min.
Enjoy as a side to any meal.

Cheddar Squash Bread @thewildharvest

Ingredients:

2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 Tbsp dried herbs (your favorite blend)
2 Tbsp. green onions, diced
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 eggs
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup milk (goat, nut, or dairy)
1 cup squash, shredded (zucchini or yellow)

Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine all dry ingredients, herbs, green onions, and cheddar cheese, mix well.
In separate bowl, beat eggs then add oil and milk.
Squeeze excess moisture out of squash before adding to liquid mixture.
Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until well combined.
Pour into a greased pan and bake for 45 min.
Check by sticking a knife into the middle and if it comes out clean then the bread is done