Pattypan Squash


This past Saturday was Week 5 of this season’s CSA pickups. So far we’ve had an abundance of kale, spinach, lettuce, cilantro, bok choy, arugula, dill, strawberries, snap peas, Swiss chard, kohlrabi, beets, and more — and this week we got a bunch of summer squash (which means we’re grilling!).

Up until now we’ve received produce that was familiar to us. But in this week’s bushel we got our very first pattypan squash. It looks like a white chocolate Reese’s cup, or an upside-down Pac-Man enemy. When Brandon tried to “Google Goggle” it, but the only match was a picture of a hamster sitting in someone’s hand. Eventually we figured it out, thanks to our farm’s “What’s in your box?” blog post.

So sometime this week I’m going to prepare my first pattypan squash dish. Not quite what to do with it yet. I found one post online that said it can be prepared like fried green tomatoes, and I found this recipe for a stuffed pattypan squash. Of course anything stuffed with cheese has to be good. And then there’s this recipe for pattypan squash stuffed with savory brown rice. Yum.

The pattypan possibilities are endless.