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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

5 Gluten Free Ways to use Patty Pan Squash (Scallopini Squash)



Last year I got a wee bit obsessed when these adorable little patty pan squash showed up at the farmers market. I love finding new things at the farmers market that you don't see in the regular stores.  And now the patty pan squash are back in season!! Squeeee! 

So perhaps some of you have seen them in your CSA box, community garden box, or farmers market  in various sizes and bumpiness (see photos below for more sizes and bumpiness).  Perhaps, like me last year, you don't know what to do with them. 

Well fear not, I've shared 5 ways to make use of these little balls of sunshine! 



All the below recipes are gluten free. For those with oral allergy syndrome beware that these are a type of squash, so good long cooking times will help to destroy the allergen protein.



The first thing I tried with my little squash last year was this super awesome recipe for Steamed Patty Pan Squash with Basil and Sweet Butter




The second thing I did with it was to saute it and serve it with Thai-style seasonings








Then things got a little crazy amazing when I used them as a filler for my Gluten Free Beet Ravioli



And this year I'm planning on trying these two recipes I found online!



 Have YOU tried Patty Pan Squash yet? If so, what did you do with it? 


  

11 comments:

  1. I think, they are adorable and pick them up, on occasion. I am never sure what to do with them so I appreciate your suggestions.

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    1. I hope it gives you some ideas. Let me know if you try one of them!

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  2. So tasty! The option with basil sounds delicious.

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  3. Thank you for this! Patty pan squash came in my produce bin and I've been wondering what to do with them!

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    1. Patty pans are great! I hope you enjoy them :)

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  4. I'm looking for these at my local produce stand next Saturday. I don't think we have them yet, though I could be wrong.

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    1. If you have a farmers market in your area that might be a better place to look, sometimes produce stores don't always carry non-conventional, local & seasonal stuff. Good luck!

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  5. I grow them and use them just about any way I would use zucchini. I love their shape! Ravioli looks amazing!

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  6. This is so helpful. I had no idea what to do with those little gems.

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