It's about time for the zucchini to start taking over the garden. Even if you love zucchini, some variety is always welcome. I've written about other summer squash varieties before, but whenever I show photos of patty pan squash, someone asks what it is. Even people who recognize patty pan can be totally lost as to how to prepare it. It certainly has a unique shape. Kids think they look like flying saucers and just might eat them, if you don't call them squash.
Like all summer squash, patty pan is easy to grow and quite prolific. If you're growing tired of zucchini, leave some space in the garden for patty pan.
And then make great use of it:
Photo: © Marie Iannotti