Patty pans are also known as custard marrows or scalloped squash. They're have a saucer-like shape and look somewhat like a mushroom cap. The skin is usually pale green or golden-yellow, becoming hard when ripe. They can be stored unwashed in a plastic bag in the refrigeraor for up to five days.
Use: Often used as an accompaniment vegetable and can be sliced, halved or cooked whole. They can also be eaten raw with a dip. They're best steamed or sauteed in butter, and can also be used in stews, soups, omelettes, salads and sandwiches, as well as marinades.