Could This Space Saucer Vegetable Really Be Good?
@KatieCavuto, chef extraordinaire and dietician picked up one of these last year when we walked through the Whole Foods. I am sure that I had walked by these patty pan squash a million times before and had she not picked up this weird looking vegetable, I would of walked by them again. She assured me that they were delicious so I reluctantly tried them.
Easy To Prepare And Impossible To Mess Up
If you are one of those people who hates to cook because you are sure you will mess something up, trust me when I say your 7 year old kid cook make these. It’s literally a 5 step and 4 ingredient process. You cut the squash in half horizontally and then you cut it into quarters.
Next, you throw the patty pan squash into a baking dish, turn the oven on to 400 degrees and coat it in olive oil. Next add salt and pepper and stick them in the oven.
Take them out when they are tender about 25 minute. When you take them out, they are ready to eat.
A Real Crowd Pleaser
Although I had never had these before I have to say not only did I love them, they were a big hit with my whole family, even the most picky members of my clan. They were so good that every time I saw them I bought 6 or 7 more and I never had leftovers, they were a big hit.
How Do They Taste?
I’ve always enjoyed squash, but the rest of my family was kind of on the fence. Patty Pan squash has a mouthwatering butter flavor, even though I cooked them with olive oil. The flavor is mild but it is also incredibly good. These will forever be a favorite in my house.
Although I roasted them, I am sure you can salute them or even put them on the grill. This year, I am going to try them with red peppers just to see how they taste.
A Few Benefits
If the taste wasn’t enough to pull you in here are a few other things to consider. Patty Pan squash is a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, magnesium, fiber, potassium, folate, and riboflavin. They are also a heart healthy, disease preventing food, and a diet-friendly antioxidant.
Other Things You NEED To Know
They are only available from April-August, although I haven’t seen them show up in stores before June. They come in green and yellow the color variations don’t make any difference in the flavor. I’ve heard they are hard to grow so they are not as common as your yellow squash or zucchini, so I encourage you to pick them up when you see them.
Patty Pan squash is a vegetable I think you are really going to enjoy. It’s easy to make and super easy to make, it is the perfect set it and forget it. With a few ingredients you probably have in your home, this side dish is a tasty treat. I hope you decide to give them a try.
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Note: Also, squash is a vegetable you want to buy organic if you can they tend to test higher on the pesticide scale, which include hormone disruptors. Check the What’s on my Food site here to see for yourself.