Mid summer means lots of different kinds of squash! At the farmer’s market, I decided to get some patty pan squash. It looks like a sunflower, doesn’t it?
Also called scalloped squash or cibleme. This squash is a good source of vitamins A and C, plus magnesium and niacin.
1 cup of squash has about 20 calories.
I actually am not a huge fan of squashes as I think the texture is too soft for me, but these looked so cute! I decided to give them a crust and pan saute the slices.
I made thin 1/3 inch slices of the squash:
Then I made the dredging station. I used 2/3 cup of Uncle Sam cereal ground up mixed with salt and pepper. The other bowl contained egg whites:
I dipped each slice in the egg, then the cereal:
Then I put them in a preheated skillet with a couple tsp of coconut oil. I really should have used a bigger pan.
Cooked for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown and delicious!
Then removed to a cooling rack.
The verdict? Pretty good! The outside was crispy from the cereal and the inside was soft. The squash flavor was pretty delicate, so I was glad not to season the coating with anything.
Not sure I would necessarily buy one again, but it was fun to try!