What is Yellow Crookneck Squash?

Cucurbita pepo var. torticollia

Gourd or Pumpkin Family-Cucurbitaceae

Also known as Crookneck.

The yellow crookneck squash is a summer squash. It has a wide bulbous blossom end that tapers to a long curved, narrow stem end, referred to as the neck. It has a thin pale yellow skin with a slightly pebbled (bumpy) texture. The skin can also be smooth. The flesh is yellow and sweet.

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How to Cook yellow crookneck

yellow squash and zucchini are cultivars of the same species, Cucurbita pepo. So cook it the way you would a zuchini.

Since it’s a summer squash, it has over 90% water, immature seeds and a thin skin. All parts including the skin is edible.

It can be roasted, baked, steamed, sautéed, stir-fried or braised. Take care not to overcook it. It should remain a little crunchy.

Here is a you-tube video on cooking yellow squash

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