How to Cut a Pattypan Squash
Summer squash are in season now, and I couldn't be more pleased. I love zucchini in just about everything, so I'm thrilled that the fruit stand where k_mccormick2 works got a shipment of squash this week.
I knew I wanted the green and yellow zucchini, but when Kristina told me there were also pattypan squash, I knew I wanted to get some of those as well. We've had dried ones that we used for Halloween decorations many times, but I've never had fresh pattypan squash before and wanted to try it out.
The problem then was, how exactly does one cut a pattypan?
As always, we took our question to the internet. I found a simple video on YouTube that instructed us to just cut off the stem and the blossom end and chop it up the same as a zucchini. The kind lady who made the video wasn't counting on the fact that our squash would be overgrown, and so would actually have seeds in them (we chose to remove that bit.) But otherwise her instructions worked out just fine.
The pattypan and part of one green zucchini went into a vegetable soup tonight. But there will be a lot of other delicious squash dishes to come soon!
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