Have you ever passed the supermarket and noticed how many foods are offered on booths? If you do, you might have noticed that creamy yellow or green round and flattened food in one of the booths. Do you know what that is? For some who are wondering of the same thing, the flattened round food is called the patty pan squash. Squash you say? Don’t look that way. This squash food is delicious! The appearance may not let you feel that way, but once you have a taste of it, you will want to have more. If you have already tasted it and liked it that you wanted to know how it is made, the following information on how to cook patty pan squash will help.
To prepare cooking this delicious patty pan squash, you will need butter, pepper, salt and the patty pan squash. Choosing the squash to be used is part of the primary things you need to consider. What you should get is the squash that is in regular shape. Choose ones that have no nicks and bruises. Do not consider getting those with moldy spots or discolored areas. Choose ones that are smaller if you prefer to roast or steam it whole. This will let you cook the squash quickly. No matter how you choose to prepare it, a whole pound will always be enough to serve 2 to three people.
Once you have the squash, wash the squashes and let it dry. Trim the woody areas and other blemishes. This is all the preparation need if you are going to cook it whole. You can also slice it from its diameter. Each slice should be a quarter of an inch thick.
If you prefer to bake the squash in whole, make holes in each of the slice using a fork. Put the holed slices in a casserole dish and add butter to the top. Add pepper and salt as well. You can sprinkle other spices if you prefer. Set the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake it for 15 to 20 minutes. Peirce the squash using a fork to make sure that it is thoroughly baked.
For those who prefer to steam the squash, pierce them using a fork and lay them in a steamer basket and cover it. Suspend it above a pot with boiling water. You can have the patty pans squash done for 4 to 5 minutes.
If you love cheese, baking it with it is also possible. To do the casserole patty pans squash, lightly grease the casserole dish with butter that is unsalted. Ensure that it is arranged with the sliced squashes overlapping slightly. Put butter on top of the slices and sprinkle Parmesan that is freshly grated. Set the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake it until it gets slightly brown and the cheese melted.
Learning how to cook patty pan squash will let you make a patty pan squash side dish. You can also have it for snacks.