Pattypan Squash With Pastitsio Topping

Recipe by puppitypup
READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • PATTYPAN:
  • Bring pattypan to a boil and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • BECHAMEL:
  • Heat butter over medium heat, stir in flour until smooth and just slightly browned.
  • Add milk a little at a time, stirring to incorporate each addition, then add salt, pepper and nutmeg. Remove from heat.
  • In a small bowl, temper the beaten egg by adding a spoonful of bechamel and stirring, repeating 3-4 times. Then add the egg mixture to the bechamel and stir.
  • PUT TOGETHER:
  • Using a grapefruit knife, cut the top of the pattypan's off leaving a nice "bowl" to fill.
  • Remove the stems from the pattypan tops you just cut off, then add the tops to the bechamel sauce and use a potato masher to incorporate.
  • Arrange pattypan's in a 9x9 casserole dish and fill with the bechamel mixture, bake for about 30 minutes or until done.
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