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  • What kind of squash is this?

    And... How do I cook it? My parents gave a huge sack of these to DS and DIL. DIL kept a couple and gave the rest to me.

    They look like patty pan squash, the shape anyway, but the pattypan I've seen were a pale green. These as you can see are bright yellow and dark green.

    How would you cook them. DIL said she was going to cut the top off, scoop the seeds out, put butter in it and bake it.
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  • #2
    Re: What kind of squash is this?

    Looks like a cross of patty pan and pumpkin!!

    This is a good one....


    Stuffed Patty Pan squash

    INGREDIENTS (Nutrition)
    6 pattypan squash, stem and blossom removed
    6 slices bacon
    1/2 cup diced onion
    1 1/2 cups soft bread crumbs
    1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
    salt and pepper to taste


    DIRECTIONS
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

    Bring one inch of water to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add squash, cover, and cook for 10 minutes, or until a fork can pierce the stem with little resistance.

    Drain, and slice off the top stem of the squash. Use a melon baller to carefully scoop out the centers of the squash. Reserve all of the bits of squash.

    Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown.

    Remove bacon to paper towels, and set aside. Saute onion in bacon drippings. Chop the reserved squash pieces, and saute them with the onion for one minute.

    Remove the skillet from heat, and stir in the breadcrumbs. Crumble the bacon, and stir into the stuffing along with the Parmesan cheese.

    Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stuff each squash to overflowing with the mixture, and place them in a baking dish. Cover the dish loosely with aluminum foil.

    Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until squash are heated through.

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    • #3
      Re: What kind of squash is this?

      Kinda looks like acorn.... They look tasty!
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      • #4
        Re: What kind of squash is this?

        Those look like the type that I use for my fall decorations!!!!
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        • #5
          Re: What kind of squash is this?

          Cindy, thats what I was thinking! I buy these in the fall to decorate with. I think sometimes they add a coating of varnish or something to preserve them and make them more eye-appealing.

          Nu, when I bought patty-pans for the first time last year and asked for recipe suggestions, someone had offered that they could be sliced and used like the noodles in lasagna. I tried that and it was awesome - squash lasagna!

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          • #6
            Re: What kind of squash is this?

            How big are the Nu? I've had something similar and they were tiny--about an inch or inch and a half in diameter. I just cooked them with a little water and tossed with butter. They were delicious.
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            • #7
              Re: What kind of squash is this?

              They're from about 3" to 6" in diameter, 2-4" in height. I looked up patty pan, and it said they can be bright yellow/orange and green, so must be what they are. Definately not acorn. I'll do something with a couple tonight.
              THanks ya'll
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              • #8
                Re: What kind of squash is this?

                Oh, I thought this thread was gonna be about the sasquatch that was found dead in Georgia..

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                • #9
                  Re: What kind of squash is this?

                  Wrong kind of Squatch! lol News said it was a hoax. Too bad. No, not really, If they did prove him/her real. People would end up burning the forests to find "the rest of them" Leave 'em alone!! (thanks I feel better! lol)
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                  • #10
                    Re: What kind of squash is this?

                    Cottun, what type of bribe will it take to get your squash lasagne recipe????? Much appreciated, Laura

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                    • #11
                      Re: What kind of squash is this?

                      i'd scallop it, bake it, stuff it, sautee it, freeze it lol

                      what did you end up doing with it?
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                      • #12
                        Re: What kind of squash is this?

                        I made the stuffed squash Jewels posted. It was very good. Thanks Jewels!!!
                        Probably fry some next. Wonder how well it'll freeze???
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                        • #13
                          Re: What kind of squash is this?

                          Nu I like them steamed with a little salt and butter after they are fork tender. All my kids have always loved patty pan squash. You can always send them to me....hehehe.

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                          • #14
                            Re: What kind of squash is this?

                            If I get anymore about the time we go to the Zestfest, I'll bring you some!!
                            "Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent." ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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                            • #15
                              Re: What kind of squash is this?

                              Lampladies, heres the recipe I used for patty pan lasagna. It was really good! I did use ricotta instead of cottage cheese tho.


                              6-8 small patty pan squash sliced 1/4″ thick
                              8 ounces spaghetti sauce, homemade
                              8 ounces cottage cheese
                              1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
                              1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
                              1 tablespoon salt

                              Slice squash 1/4 inch thick. Lightly salt to reduce water in squash at least an hour a head of making this dish, then drain. Spray 1 1/2 qt. square baking dish lightly with Pam. Layer sliced squash in baking dish. Spoon spaghetti sauce on top of the squash. Top with cottage cheese, sprinkle of mozzarella & parmesan cheese. Repeat 2 more times ending with cheeses. Bake at 350F for 1 hour.

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