Serve Up Baked Squash Just The Way Elvis Liked It
Let's all bow our heads and have a moment of silence. Today is "Elvis Has Left The Building Day." We're honoring ol' Wiggle Hips with a home-cooked vegetable recipe straight out of Graceland's Table, the authorized family cookbook of the Chief. Because although the King has made his exit, may he rest in peace, his head-boppin' hits—and his Southern-style dishes—are here to stay.
"All Shook Up" Baked Squash
Yield: 6 servings
4 slices bacon, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 16-ounce can yellow squash, drained, or 4 to 6 small yellow squash, sliced and cooked
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
Salt and pepper
1 sleeve saltine crackers, crushed
—Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
—Saute the bacon and the onion in a small skillet. Spoon the squash into a medium bowl. Add the bacon and onion. Stir in the milk, brown sugar, eggs and salt and pepper to taste; mix well. Thicken the mixture slightly with a small portion of the crushed saltine crackers. Pour into a 2 1/2-quart casserole dish and top with the remaining crackers.
—Bake 30 minutes or until brown on top.
Chef's tip: If you're looking to expand your cookbook collection, Graceland's Table is a fun addition for the whole family. Parents will enjoy the historical references, like the story of Elvis' two hour plane ride to Denver for a sandwich, while the kiddos will get a giggle out of recipe names like "Taking Care Of Business" Meatloaf and Jungle Room Party Sandwiches.
By Maria Denardo
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