La Cucuzza!

Cucuzza is a type of squash and is pronounced ku-koo-za or goo-gootz.

Usually pale green in color with a thick shiny skin, this cucumber-like vegetable can grow more than 3 feet long. 

An Italian favorite and especially enjoyed late summer and early fall when cucuzza are in season; cucuzza can be cooked like regular squash and are especially delicious in stews, omelets and stuffing.

 

 

 

Nutrition Information

Fat, sodium and cholesterol free
Low in calories
High in vitamin C

 

Today, I fried some in a very light batter.

Recipe:

  1. Peel the squash and cut into thin french fry shapes.
  2. Season some flour with salt, pepper and whatever other seasonings you most enjoy.
  3. Add water to the flour, mixing, until you have the consistency of yogurt.
  4. Beat one egg white to stiff peaks and fold into batter.
  5. Dip the squash strips into the batter and fry several at a time.
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