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pattypan squash

A round, flattish summer squash with a scalloped edge, which is why it's also called scalloped squash. Tender young pattypans can be identified by their pale-green skin (which turns white as the squash matures) and small size (3 to 4 inches in diameter). The thin, smooth to slightly bumpy skin, is usually not removed. Pattypan squash can be cooked the same as other summer squash. See also squash.