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Vegetables, Vegetarian

Simple Sauteed Zucchini

I used to chuckle at jokes about zucchini winding up on neighbors' doorsteps in the middle of the night. And about zucchini baseball bats. Then a terrible thing happened. Zucchini disappeared from my garden. It simply wouldn't grow. The fickle ... Read more

Total time: 20 minutes | Serves 4
  • 3 zucchini
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons oil
  • 1/4 cup very finely chopped onion
  • Freshly ground pepper, optional

Step 1Cut the ends off the zucchini. If the zucchini are small in diameter, leave them whole. If large, cut them in half lengthwise. Slice the zucchini paper-thin, using the slicing blade of a grater or a mandoline.

Step 2Mash the garlic in the salt until dissolved to a paste.

Step 3Heat the butter and oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.Add the garlic and onion and cook until the onion is tender, 5 minutes. Add the zucchini slices and cook until tender, stirring as needed to cook evenly, 6 to 8 minutes. Sprinkle with pepper, if desired.

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