Patty Pan squash is actually a summer squash that can be found into the late fall and even the winter if you live on the West Coast like I do.
The patty pan squash is a thin-skinned. It’s very mild in flavor and it usually gives you a break from the typical bold flavored winter squashes.
Patty pan squash is easy to cut and cook unless you’ve never done it before and then it can seem a little confusing due to its wavy spherical shape. My easy how to video that is under a minute will show you how.
Things to look for when buying patty pan squash:
- Vibrant color
- Heavy in weight
- No bruises or discoloration
- It should have a mild smell
- Sautéing in oil
- Steaming in herbed water
- Roasting with onions, carrots and fresh herbs
Special thanks to Pharaba Hacker-Witt for editing the Patty Pan Squash video.