Black-Eyed Pea Baked Squash
5 pounds medium-size yellow squash
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 to 2 cups bread crumbs (see note)
4 ounces (1 stick) butter or margarine
1/4 cup granulated sugar
Salt to taste
2 tablespoons chopped onion
Dash of freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cut off tips of squash, then cut each squash into 3 or 4 pieces. Drop squash into a large saucepan with enough boiling water to cover. Return to a boil, reduce heat and cook until tender. Drain squash in colander, then place in a large bowl and mash.
Stir in eggs, crumbs, butter, sugar, salt, onion and pepper. Spoon mixture into a 3-quart casserole that has been lightly greased or coated with vegetable oil spray. Sprinkle a light layer of bread crumbs on top. Bake until lightly browned, 30 to 40 minutes.
Makes 12 servings.
NOTE: Best if made with Black-Eyed Pea's whole-wheat rolls - about 3 needed - plus more for topping.