Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Pattypan Squash

Fresh Pattypan Squash from the garden

Pattypan Squash

This is definitely the beauty pageant winner of the summer squash family with it's scallopped edges and it's whimsical color.  It is not only delicate in looks but in flavor also - even more mild than traditional zucchini. 

It grows like any other summer squash plant as seen below.

Pattypan plant

When harvesting: 

Pick green - when using raw in salads (see bottom picture - the pattypan on the right)

Pick white - when using to saute like zucchini (Breaded Zucchini) or for shredding and freezing (Freezing Shredded Zucchini) to use in the winter for soups and chilis.

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