Thursday, September 16, 2010

Recipe: Stuffed Pattypan

It's a shame that ingredients like pattypan squash aren't utilized more often in mainstream cuisine.  Squash dishes are increasingly being reduced to pumpkin, zucchini, and butternut (in certain geographic areas.)  Many people don't realize that squash offer huge gastronomic potential.  The savory, yet a sweet, taste and wonderful texture really brightens up the fall.  The flesh of the squash is tender while the skin adds a little bit of crispness.
I just cooked up this recipe today (my own invention) and it is wonderful.  I hope you all enjoy.

Ingredients
3 pattypan squash
3 slices of bread (I used two large loaf heels)
2 medium onions, chopped
1 sausage link (I used smoked kielbasa.  Bacon is also a good substitute.)
1/2 cup of bread crumbs
1/4 cup of cheese (I used a mild feta)
1 egg
1 stick of butter
Oil

Preheat the oven to 400º F.  Cut top third of the squashes off and scoop out seeds inside to create a small bowl.  Steam the squashes until tender (about eight-ten minutes.  You can steam them by placing them in a baking dish with a half-inch of water at the bottom.  Cover the dish and place in a hot oven.)  In a saucepan, caramelize the onions in oil.  Put the onions in a medium-bowl.  Bisect the sausage along its length, then cut into pieces.  Fry up the sausage in the leftover oil from the onions over high heat.  Add the sausage, cheese, 1/2 stick of the butter, egg, to the bowl with the onion.  Rip and shred the bread and add as well.  Mix the stuffing all together, making sure the cheese and butter melt slightly and are evenly distributed.  Stuff the stuffing into the squashes.  Put the squashes and caps into a baking dish.  Use the rest of the butter and top the squashes and their caps with pats of butter (the butter will melt in the oven and soak into the flesh of the squash.)  Bake the squashes in the oven until the top of the stuffing starts to uniformly turn brown, about 15 minutes.  Serve.
This dish will immediately get you laid if you make it for a girl.

49 comments:

David said...

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DinoHunter said...

Mmmmmm looks delicious! :D

OMGRAVE! said...

i'll make this for my grandmother this weekend!

Harry said...

Great stuff.

lulz88 said...

well this looks delicious

Saryn said...

Oh god that looks so great. I'm a cook myself, so I can appreciate this. Looking forward to more!

Caroline Amnesty said...

aw man. this is making me hungry

sildude said...

Mmm looks absolutely delicious.

Harry said...

Yummy.

Shenani-Man said...

Why you gotta go showing me stuff like this before I eat breakfast? Jesus, man, that looks fantastic.

David Davidson said...

That is really cool. Reminds me of the breadbowl things that they used to have at Tim Hortons.

I wonder how good a squashbowl tastes...

Hank Noir said...

nice! been looking for a good cooking blog to follow

look forward to future recipes!

roksoer said...

wow i should try making this for my gurl!

QQ said...

great stuff here might try this tonight. keep em coming!!!

Themensquarters said...

jesus christ man! I tried soome of your recipe and those shit were delicious, any bbq tips?

thnx homeboi

lk clip said...

Nice recepe my friend!

Muhunty said...

showing some luv.

Claire J. said...

Tempted to try this. :)

ihazasad said...

not really a fan of vegetables, although looking forward to see your next post!

Admin said...

miam !!!

Souf said...

Nice, looks delicious.

Dr. Phun said...

Damn that looks delicious, gotta make that!

Home Alone Stoned said...

that looks pretty good. too bad i suck at cooking :(

Gaming Anon said...

yummeh

Thecomputerman said...

looks delicious

We need moar recipe

Crunky said...

That would be awesome stuffed with veal...

Missquad said...

Need to make that today

Mark said...

nice

roguez4lifez said...

oh wow i cant wait to get laid :D

Littletimmy said...

Hmm, looks great!

All NY Love said...

Woooahhhhhhmg. Another recipe blog. I'm in heaven.
Looks great, please do more!

Riggy Crackdust said...

I gotta get some sausage and try this!

Life Through Fog said...

Sounds delicious

Peachie said...

Wow that looks delicious!!

ThePanther said...

good stuff man, im hungry now :(

Gregorius said...

If only I had an oven, lol. I may try some of your other recipes though

Telia Tuli said...

Got me drooling.
Looks delicious.

Paul said...

I'll definately make it for my gf this weekend, looks great :)

JustaGamer said...

Hey intresting blog

roemiebum said...

finally a good cooking blog
following you :D

Per S said...

Weird but edible. Gonna hand this to my GF^^

gimmethagold said...

mmmmm sounds good

Nie Mand said...

Sounds tasty, but I would replace the sausage with something else.

Muhunty said...

its delicius nice blog i like it

Muhunty said...

yumi :X i am so hungry :-l

Muhunty said...

very itneresting blog man thnx

Muhunty said...

great post man thnx

SC2 Strats said...

wow looks awesome! could always use more recipes. cool blog, you got a new follower.

Lewis said...

looks great ;)