If I substitute summer squash for zucchini in "zucchini bread"...will I get the same taste?
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.
Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.
Agree. "Summer squash" is sort of a generic term, encompassing zukes, yellow zukes, yellow squash, patty pan, even cucumber squash. Have at it!
I think all the zucchini recipes were born out of necessity. One always plants too many & they all come on at once, LOL.
Once peeled, they're the same to me -- the yellow squash rind is much thicker .than the zucchini.
Melissa Clark is a food columnist for the New York Times and has written over 32 cookbooks, including the recent Cook This Now.
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.
It's ridiculous how helpful this site is. Thanks!
Please enter a valid email address.
Well played. You deserve a cookie.
Meet the Community Picks from our latest contest
Recipes You Loved
A New Cookbook on Cast-Iron Skillet Cooking
Summer Camp Week!
Friday Find: Scrubby Swedish Sponges
Spotted! Summer Trends
prevented successful signup:
We'll never post anything without your permission.
prevented successful login:
Thanks for signing up!
Connect with us to get more Food52!
Sign up for our useful, inspired emails and we'll
give you everything you need to eat and live better—including
recipes, how-tos, and exclusives and great gift ideas from our
kitchen and home shop.