Pattypan squash

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Pattypan squash
Pattypan squash

It is a round greenish-white squash having one face flattened with a scalloped edge squash plant having flattened round fruit with a scalloped edge; usually greenish white.

Interesting facts about pattypan squash

  • Are you aware that pattypan squash is also called scallop squash, custard squash and white squash?
  • Are you aware that in Poughkeepsie, New York they call pattypan squash schwoughksie squash (pronounced “shwooxie squash”)?
  • Are you aware that pattypan squash is a summer squash? (Summer squash has a tender shell or skin like zucchini and yellow squash and you can eat the skin. It also grows during the summer months.)
  • Are you aware that the name for pattypan squash comes from “a pan for baking a patty”?
  • Are you aware that pattypan squash has a flying saucer shape with scalloped edges?
  • Are you aware that pattypan squash comes in white, yellow and green varieties?
  • Are you aware that pattypan squash ranges from 2 - 5 inches in diameter?
  • Are you aware that pattypan squash usually weigh less than 1 pound?
Pattypan squash jar
Pattypan squash jar
  • Are you aware that pattypan squash grow on vines that are close to the ground?
  • Are you aware that pattypan squash have yellow flowers that are edible?
  • Are you aware that pattypan squash is a good source of vitamins A and C? (Vitamin A is important for cell growth and development, for fighting off diseases and for good vision. Vitamin C is needed by the body to form collagen in bones, and aids in absorption of iron.)
  • Are you aware that 1 cup of pattypan squash contains approximately 25 calories and no fat?
  • Are you aware that pattypan squash can be steamed?
Green Pattypan Squash Soup
Green Pattypan Squash Soup
  • Are you aware that some cooks slice pattypan squash and roast it?
  • Are you aware that you can scoop out the inside of pattypan and mix it with herbs, spices, cheese and bread crumbs and reinsert it in the shell and bake the squash for a pretty presentation?
  • Are you aware that the flesh or inside of the pattypan squash is scooped out and sometimes prepared like mashed potatoes?
  • Are you aware that the Polish pickle pattypan squash in sweet vinegar?

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