Note: If the Patty Pans are mini sized they do not need to be deseeded. although those are best fresh and eaten raw. Like in salads. I have also noticed my patty pans from the same plant are now growing light green and do not get dark green anymore. They are still very good.
I cut some up and put them in the freezer.
I have learned that it was easiest to cut the bottom off and scoop out the seeds then cut up into smaller parts.
So far, I have used this veggie in my dinner meals as added veggies. They cook up soft and are very mild. Here is a stir fry I added Patty Pan and Lemon Cucumber.
The Patty Pans do not store for more than a couple of days on the counter. Must put in fridge asap. and use or store within a few more days. You can lacto-ferment these and can these to, but not my preference.
You can steam these and eat them raw for best nutritional value. Baking, saute' and frying taste very good to.