Summer Cymlings Recipe - Vegetarian Times

Summer Cymlings

Summer Cymlings

Cymling is a colonial American name for pattypan squash. In the South, it’s also the name for a squash dish made with pattypan or yellow crookneck squash and bacon drippings. Olive oil works just as well for a more healthful veg option.

  • 8Servings


  • 4 lb. pattypan or yellow squash, cut into 1/2-inch-thick pieces (8 cups)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, halved and thinly sliced (3 cups)


1. Bring large pot of salted water to a boil. Add squash, and cook 3 minutes, or until just tender. Drain, and cool under cold running water.

2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and squash, and cook 5 to 7 minutes, or until onions are soft. Add 1/2 cup water, cover, and season with salt, if desired. Simmer 5 minutes. Uncover, and cook 5 to 10 minutes more, or until liquid has evaporated and squash are beginning to brown, stirring occasionally. Season generously with black pepper.

To freeze and enjoy later: Allow cymlings to cool completely, then measure into resealable plastic bags. Press out excess air, seal, and freeze flat. Thaw before reheating. For best reheating results: coat skillet with cooking spray, and sauté 3 to 4 minutes, or until heated through.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 100
  • Carbohydrate Content: 9 g
  • Fat Content: 7 g
  • Fiber Content: 2 g
  • Protein Content: 2 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 2 mg
  • Sugar Content: 5 g