Italian Patty Pan Squash Bites

We’ve been having fun with our patty pan squash.  Three little plants surely can produce a lot of squash!   When Chad and Nicole were here, I made a patty pan squash pie.  With the spices and texture, Vince said it tastes like a sweet potato pie.

Last night I experimented with Italian Patty Pan Squash Bites.

Patty Pan Squash

The squash was sliced about 1/4″ thick and the seed section was removed.  I dipped it in an egg/buttermilk wash, then in seasoned flour (seasoning included salt, black pepper and Italian herb blend) and fried it.  Fresh mozzarella cheese was thinly sliced and a piece of cheese was placed on top of each piece of squash.  I stuck this under the broiler just long enough to get the cheese soft.  One fresh basil leaf was placed on top of the cheese.  A slice of fresh tomato topped it all.

It was yummy!  We were saying we could even add a slice of bacon underneath that tomato . . that would be good too, huh?

For dinner, I heated up left over chicken parmigiana for Vince but I had just veggies.


Patty Pan Squash Bites, yellow squash and crowder peas.  Everything but the mozzarella came from the garden.  These are the dinners I love best of all!



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    AngieG9 says

    With a garden like that who needs meat? Judy, you always make me hungry. I guess I’ll have to dig out my last container of burgoo. Thank goodness St. Martin’s picnic will be soon so I can replinish. I think I had better call my bro right now before I forget. That would be a real disaster.