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Simple Delicata Squash with Potatoes, Pearl Onions, and Mushrooms Vegetable Cooking Recipes

The fresh, almost cornlike flavor of delicata makes this a delicious side dish for a dinner featuring grilled lamb or beef, or even fried chicken.

Makes 6 to 8 servings

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil or butter

  • 1 pint (10 ounces) boiling (pearl) onions, boiled in water to cover for 1 minute, drained and peeled; or one half 16 ounce package frozen baby onions, thawed

  • 2 pounds delicate, or other hard skinned squash, peeled, seeded, cut into 1 inch chunks and steamed until just tender, 15 to 20 minutes

  • 2 large waxy round white potatoes (brown or red skinned), unpeeled, cut into 1 inch chunks, boiled in salted water to cover until tender about 15 minutes and drained

  • 1/4 pound white button mushrooms, stems trimmed, halved if large

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed; or 1 tablespoon chopped fresh

  1. Heat the oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat.

  2. Add the onions and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.

  3. Add the onions and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.

  4. Add the squash and potatoes and cook, tossing, until the vegetables begin to turn golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in the mushrooms and cook 5 to 6 minutes.

  5. Season well with salt, pepper and thyme.

  6. Serve this simple vegetable cooking recipes very hot.

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