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Let's play: Name that veggie

So I bought this plant at Landi and I remember asking if it was edible. However, I can't find the tag with the name. I know it is a kind of squash or zucchini. The name in German or English would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance...
(need to look up how to cook it and a yummy recipe for it )

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Re: Let's play: Name that veggie

cucurbita pepo - in French it's patisson. Southern France mainly.

In English: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pattypan_squash
In German: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patisson

EDIT: Next time, by smaller ones. Better taste.
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Old 21.07.2012, 17:41
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Re: Let's play: Name that veggie

I just know it as squash/kürbis.
If it has a more specific name, I don't know...
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Re: Let's play: Name that veggie

Grew loads last year- some like the one in the photo and another type which was a bit more yellow. I pick them when quite young so they are still soft and don't need to be de-seeded. This year my veggie garden is pitiful as I have been travelling and been busy with visitors at the key stage
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Re: Let's play: Name that veggie

Thanks, I will make sure to pick them when they are smaller... I've never grown them before so I had no idea when to pick them. Any idea how to prepare and cook them?
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EDIT: Next time, by smaller ones. Better taste.
oh yes, Patisson, that's right! Thanks a lot!! PS... I picked it from my garden. I've never seen them in stores.
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Re: Let's play: Name that veggie

There are many recipes in French on the internet, it's a southern classic. You can do with it anything that you do with a pumpkin or butternut, just in smaller size and finer. It cooks quicker than a butternut. And it has quite a lot of water, so it reduces quite a lot too, make good portions.

EDIT: When picked up very young and when you have lots of it, then you can do my favorite...
http://letablierdechristelle.com/poelee-de-patissons/
With a bigger one, there is a gratin...
http://avisauxgourmands.canalblog.co.../13987672.html
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EDIT: When picked up very young and when you have lots of it, then you can do my favorite...
http://letablierdechristelle.com/poelee-de-patissons/
So, I've got most measurements found in German recipes down by now, so I'm working on French.

Quick question though, what is this measurement? (I believe the ingredient itself is garlic though, right?)
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Re: Let's play: Name that veggie

Yep, two cloves of garlic.
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So, I've got most measurements found in German recipes down by now, so I'm working on French.

Quick question though, what is this measurement? (I believe the ingredient itself is garlic though, right?)
Yes. Peg, that's "two cloves of garlic".
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Old 21.07.2012, 19:35
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Re: Let's play: Name that veggie

Wow. That is one strange-looking veggie!

Actually, I think it's an alien egg... and it's going to hatch any day now.
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I think it's an alien egg...
Very much so... google "UFO-Kürbis" and you'll find the veggie again.
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Very much so... google "UFO-Kürbis" and you'll find the veggie again.
Great idea. Look what you can do with a UFO.

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Re: Let's play: Name that veggie

Mia, you know I like it saucey.

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Re: Let's play: Name that veggie

Here, I've found a picture of the little ones I like so much with fish and shrimp filling (thanks French family cooking aunties). This is what I meant above by "smaller is better":
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Re: Let's play: Name that veggie

And here is the recipe, straight from Mauritius. Could do the same with bolognese filling, or rice and peppers for vegetarians, etc.

Pâtissons Farcis (Stuffed Squash) Preparation: Method: Wash the squash well then cut off the top to form a lid. Remove the seeds and discard then scoop out the pulp with a spoon. Chop this finely and mix with the onion, garlic and parsley. Heat the butter and oil in a non-stick pan. When foaming add the vegetable and parsley mix with the prawns and minced fish. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring constantly, then season to taste with salt and freshly-ground black pepper. Use this mixture to stuff the squashes then sit the lids on top. Place in a large oven-proof casserole and pour around 300ml water then cover with a lid and transfer to an oven pre-heated to 180°C. Cook for 20 minutes and serve hot.

Read more at Celtnet: http://www.celtnet.org.uk/recipes/mi...tissons-farcis
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