Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tasty Turkey Loaf & Fried Summer Squash

So tonight I went with a good ole standby-turkey loaf, and added a new side-fried summer squash. We never do deep-fried anymore, but since yellow squash is in season I've really been wanting some fried squash.
Again-fair warning- I don't measure my seasonings, I just add until it looks like a good amount.

Turkey Loaf
1lb ground turkey
1 package Pictsweet Seasoning Blend
2Tbs flax meal
1/4c chopped pecans (optional)
Organic baby food sweet peas (small container)
GFCF bread crumbs
Slap Ya Mamma (or any other Cajun seasoning)
chili pepper
sea salt
*you can leave out any spice*

Heat oven to 375.
Cook the PictSweet acccording to package directions. Use about 1/4c Seasoning Blend in the loaf. Mix all other ingredients together. I just keep adding bread crumbs until the meat stays together well. Form into a loaf-plop that baby into a baking pan and form into a loaf. Arrange the remainder of seasoning blend around the loaf. Cook for about 30min or until outside is brown, then pour some Sneaky Spaghetti Sauce over the top, cook another 15-30min or until done.
This makes a dryer meatloaf which we really like-and if you actually have left overs, makes great sandwiches.
*Veggie Spaghetti Sauce. Looks deceptively like the regular stuff. I use 1/2c organic spaghetti sauce and add a Stage2 size baby food jar of organic veggies (today was carrots), mix it well and use instead of regular spaghetti sauce. It's a good way to sneak in veggies, as long as your kids don't have colour issues (peas and green beans make the sauce brownish)m, but if so, just mix in a little less.*

Fried Summer Squish
1 or 2 yellow summer squash (dh doesn't do squash, so one was enough here)
Bob's Red Mill All Purpose GF Flour
Slap Ya Mamma (cajun seasoning)
Brown sugar
1 egg (or milk sub if you're egg free)
-Oil to deep fry (I used Canola)

Put about 1/2c of Bob's Red Mill in a bowl, and add seasonings, and just a little bit of brown sugar.
Make an egg wash-crack the egg, add just a splash of water or milk sub, whisk it up.
Slice your squish like you would potato chips-only a little thicker. I used the "thick slice" option on my mandoline slicer.
Dip the sliced squash in the egg wash, then the flour mix. Fry until they float-drain on paper towels. Ds couldn't get enough of them.