Squash for zucchini?

If I substitute summer squash for zucchini in "zucchini bread"...will I get the same taste?

  • Posted by: skittle
  • June 27, 2011
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ChefHef
ChefHef June 27, 2011

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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boulangere
boulangere June 27, 2011

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

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Helen's All Night Diner

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

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wssmom
wssmom June 27, 2011

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

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Melissa Clark
Melissa Clark June 28, 2011

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.

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skittle
skittle June 28, 2011

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