At the farmers market last week, there was a giant tub of pattypan squash at one of my favorite vendor’s tent. Usually I pass right by them, not having any idea what to do with those weird little things. But this time I decided to give them a try and bought a bunch of them (and some funny globe looking ones).
They sat in my fridge for about a week until I decided I’d better cook them. I looked up some recipes and oven roasting or grilling seemed to be the best option. I chose oven roasting and they were fabulous!! I will definitely be growing some next year!
My recipe for roasting pattypan squash:
Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut off the tops and bottoms of pattypan squash, then quarter. In a microwave safe bowl, toss with some extra virgin olive oil, cover with plastic wrap and poke a few holes in the plastic wrap. To speed up the roasting time, I microwaved them for 3 minutes on high, or just until they were slightly soft. Uncover, and toss with a little more olive oil and seasoning. I seasoned mine with generous amounts of Penzys Spice’s Arizona Dreaming. Toss out onto a oven safe dish, cook for 20-30 minutes or until nice and roasted. It was a hit. I’ll try the same recipe next with those globe shaped squashes!