Monday, August 22, 2011

Squash - The Veggie I Love to Hate

I confess, I have never eaten pattypans before.
Confession numero deux, I am not a fan of the squash family.
One more - I'm still not hooked.

Last year we were on a mission at the weekly farmers market to pick out veggies or fruits that we have never had before (or haven't had in a long time).  We are still on that kick, although now we are getting into things that I likely would NEVER pick out.
But in order to maintain our introduction of new foods to our "healthy" lifestyle mantra I have to bite the bullet, grind my teeth and find ways of making these items as appealing as possible

They were ok, the flavors added I think made me enjoy it more than I would if it were just roasted with salt and pep.  Please don't turn your nose up because I do, I bet if you like them you'd like this recipe (I don't even like sweet potatoes).  Maybe I need more one on one time with the pattypan to become a lover?
If you're a fan you should try this method, you might enjoy it more than I.  The boys ate them all up.

Side note, I think they are really pretty looking fruits.  Wait, it does have seeds so its a fruit right?

I'm Listening to: Party in the USA - Miley Cyrus (does that make me lame?)

Roasted Pattypan with Feta

Pretty simple instructions really.
You'll need:
Pattypan squash (as many as you'd like)
Olive oil
Crumbled feta
Greek seasoning or Greek style salad dressing (a tsp.)

Place your squash in a shallow dish with about 1/2 inch of water.  Over med/high heat boil until fork tender.
Scoop out the centers (when cooled mix with the crumbled feta) drizzle with a touch of olive oil and place in a preheated 375F oven for about 20 minutes or until browned.
Add back in the squash/cheese mixture and broil for about 5 minutes.
Sprinkle some Greek seasoning or a touch of Feta/Oregano Salad Dressing (Kraft makes this)

If you have other methods you think I should try to change my perception comment below - I'll trust ya!
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  1. These look delicious! I've never roasted a pattypan before (better late than never...) and the Feta and Greek seasoning combo sounds like a flavorful topper!

  2. P.S. Hope you saw you were "tagged" in your last post (comments). Looking forward to your 7 Links! :)

  3. Oh your Roasted Pattypan with feta look so good and delicious..
    don't tell me about Miley, I had ti listen her for 6 months every day..finally my daughter is over her!:))

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