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Squash and Potatoes

 Squash and Potatoes
My German grandmother taught me to cook, and she used bacon drippings in almost every recipe, even cookies! I happened upon this concoction one summer Sunday afternoon when our neighbors gave us a bumper crop of vegetables from their garden. Naturally I stared with grandmother's favorite ingredient...bacon!
4-6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 6 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 large potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 medium zucchini, diced
  • 1 medium yellow summer squash, diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced dill or 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a
  • slotted spoon, remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 2
  • tablespoons drippings.
  • Add potato; cook and stir in the drippings for about 5 minutes or
  • until lightly browned. Stir in the onion, zucchini and yellow
  • squash. Cook, uncovered, for about 8 minutes or until vegetables are
  • tender. Return bacon to skillet; sprinkle with dill, salt and
  • pepper. Cook and stir for about 1 minute longer or until heated
  • through. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 73 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 300 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.