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added almost 5 years ago

well, zucchini IS a summer squash. Zucchini just refers, I believe, to the green type. The yellow crookneck or patty-pan would substitute just fine with no discernible change to the taste.


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added almost 5 years ago

Agree. "Summer squash" is sort of a generic term, encompassing zukes, yellow zukes, yellow squash, patty pan, even cucumber squash. Have at it!

added almost 5 years ago

I think all the zucchini recipes were born out of necessity. One always plants too many & they all come on at once, LOL.

added almost 5 years ago

Once peeled, they're the same to me -- the yellow squash rind is much thicker .than the zucchini.

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added almost 5 years ago

The only thing is the summer squash tend to have more seeds, and often larger seeds, than zucchini, so look for small ones. Or remove some of the seeds (halve lengthwise and scoop some out with a spoon, cucumber-style) before grating.

added almost 5 years ago

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