One of my favorite autumn side dishes is fried apples. My mother used to make this. It is a very simple recipe, but oh so yummy.
The number of apples you use is determined by how many you want to serve! I slice up one medium apple per person. I recommend a good cooking apple such as granny smith or macintosh. They hold their shape and are very flavorful. I usually peel the apples, but it isn’t necessary.
After peeling and slicing the number of apples you want, set them aside for a minute. In a saute pan or skillet, melt about 2 tablespoons of butter. Once this is melted, add the apple slices. Make sure you turn your burner down to medium or medium-high. Stir the slices around once in awhile. The apples will cook down in volume as they soften. It is up to your personal preference how crunchy or soft you want the apples to be. At the very end, sprinkle on some cinnamon and sugar to your taste.
I prefer to serve them warm, but it is pretty good when it is cooled in the refrigerator too. It is really hard to mess up a recipe like this. Just remember to keep your eyes on the apples while they are cooking. They are done pretty quickly.
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 stick butter or margarine
1/4 cup dried parsley flakes
salt, to taste
Place potatoes, onions and margarine in saucepan. Add water just until potatoes are covered. Salt as desired. Bring to a slow boil. cover and simmer until potatoes are cooked (approx. 15 minutes). Add parsley flakes just before serving.
This is not a recipe that can be prepared ahead of time. It really is not very good as a leftover either. But it comes together so quickly and simply that it is not necessary to make it up early.
I usually don’t make anything fancy for dinner on Fridays. In fact, we often have pizza before the football/basketball games with friends. I thought I’d use this day of the week to share side dish recipes that we enjoy.
My mother’s garden exploded with zucchini this year. She is still bringing me good sized zucchini. I’m getting a little tired of zucchini bread. Here is a side dish that I’ve made before that is quite yummy.
2 pounds zucchini
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 cup milk
1 cup bread crumbs, divided
1/2 package grated cheese, divided
1 Grind or grate zucchini and steam in frying pan with enough oil to keep from sticking.
2 Add onions and cook 10-15 minutes. Cool slightly.
3 Add milk and half of bread crumbs and 1/3 cheese. Stir.
4 Add well beaten eggs and another 1/3 of cheese.
5 Put in baking dish, top with remaining bread crumbs and cheese.
6 Bake at 325 degrees for 30-45 minutes.