What kind of squash is this?

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We found this squash growing through a neighbors fence. Does anyone know what kind it is? Can I cook it? If yes, how do I cook it?
q gardening zucchini squash identifying uses, gardening
q gardening zucchini squash identifying uses, gardening
q gardening zucchini squash identifying uses, gardening
q gardening zucchini squash identifying uses, gardening
q gardening zucchini squash identifying uses, gardening
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  • Barbara Wagner-Page Barbara Wagner-Page on Aug 19, 2014
    Zucchini ... You can make zucchini bread out of it since it is so big. Recipes are online.
  • Shari Shari on Aug 19, 2014
    You can grate it and put it in the freezer for later use. When they are this big, they don't taste as good when breaded & fried. You can also use them for fritters, too; lots of recipes available online.
  • Josie Ontiveros Josie Ontiveros on Aug 19, 2014
    cocozelle zuchini....very delicious
  • its a zucchini
  • slice, toss with olive oil and garlic salt, roast for 25-30 min at 425*...yum!
    • Traceycater Traceycater on Aug 20, 2014
      @Shelly@The Domestic Heart Well, now I can make bread, your recipe and the following recipe! Thank-you so much!
  • Karyn Faircloth Karyn Faircloth on Aug 20, 2014
    Zucchini cut it into small pieces, cut up some summer squash mix together add one can of diced tomato's sprinkle Parmesan cheese ( the shaker kind ) cook in the oven at 350 for about 25-30 minutes. Excellent !
    • Traceycater Traceycater on Aug 20, 2014
      @Karyn Faircloth Another recipe that I will be adding to this huge zucchini! I can't wait. The house will be full of good eats for the next couple of days!
  • Sallie Sallie on Aug 20, 2014
    I say it is a Mexican zucchini
  • Bea F Bea F on Aug 20, 2014
    Thanks @Karyn Faircloth for the recipe. I'll try that.
  • Traceycater Traceycater on Aug 20, 2014
    Thank-you EVERYONE for answering so quickly! I love this site, everyone is so helpful! I am getting ready to start working on it. The only other question I have is do I peel the zucchini? I'm new at working with this. ;)
  • Paula Hamm Paula Hamm on Aug 20, 2014
    they can be speared, breaded & deep fried, cut in half, scoop out the center & make pizza boats. there are a ton of recipes. Just google it. I have a 4 inch ring binder overflowing with recipes!
  • Jann Olson Jann Olson on Aug 20, 2014
    It's a zucchini. Just may have crossed over from some other squash to have a little bit of a different look. I have zucchini bread in the oven right now. lol!
  • Roberta Eagleston Roberta Eagleston on Aug 20, 2014
    Zucchini bread ; brownies; sauced with yellow squash, onions, bell peppers, tomatoes and sprinkled with Italian seasoning and Parmesan cheese. Can be frozen. Also great in casseroles.
  • Roberta Eagleston Roberta Eagleston on Aug 20, 2014
    Sautéed not sauced
  • Liliana Wells Liliana Wells on Aug 20, 2014
    It's zucchini. You can grate it, freeze in small portions and add to a meatloaf mixture to keep it moist, especially if you use ground turkey for the meat. You can also make zucchini lasagna, zucchini bread, deep fried in a beer batter, sliced lengthwise sprinkled with olive oik, salt and pepper and grilled outside, tons of uses. Cooks.com is a good website if you don't what to do with an ingredient.
  • Judy Cowen Judy Cowen on Aug 20, 2014
    Zucchini! You can fry it in bread crumbs or grate it for a bread with some pineapple! Yum!
  • Liliana Wells Liliana Wells on Aug 20, 2014
    When it's young you don't have to peel it. But this looks a little older and the skin maybe tough. Bite into it. If the skin is tough, you may want to peel it. Let us know what you did with it.
  • Jody Lange Jody Lange on Aug 20, 2014
    it's a zucchini. make bread with it tastes like banana bread yum.
  • Doris Doris on Aug 20, 2014
    Calabaza
  • Lila Jensen Lila Jensen on Aug 20, 2014
    I sometimes cut it up with some yellow squash and a few onions and boil it for a nice vegetable with dinner.
  • Rosanna Utter Rosanna Utter on Aug 21, 2014
    I fry my zucchini with yellow zucchini, onions, and potatoes in olive oil. Yum!! Also you can omit the potatoes, and add tomatoes, ground turkey, chicken, or beef. Spice accordingly. Boil up some wheat pasta of your choice and when all is done, mix and voila...you have a delicious healthy casserole. : )))
  • Traceycater Traceycater on Aug 25, 2014
    We finally made bread from this "squash", it was really different in taste, not quite like banana or zucchini, but, hey we tried. Giving it to some friends that are from the tropics that they say is used for all different uses. Glad that they will be able to enjoy it and not have it go to waste. Thanks for everyone's input.
  • Sheila Holmes Sheila Holmes on Jan 07, 2015
    Zucchini is good on the grill. Baste it with itailian dressing. It's wonderful.
  • Traceycater Traceycater on Jan 29, 2015
    Thanks for all the ideas and some new postings since it has been resolved. We ended up giving it to a family from another culture and they made it in a stir-fry and asked if we had more! Didn't find any more as of the first one we found back in Aug of 2014. Thank-you again for the replies!
  • Annie Doherty Annie Doherty on Jul 06, 2016
    Squash or courgette delicious as fritters cut into rounds egg wash and batter mix or crumbs and deep fry, serve with a home made tomato sauce, pesto or aliol. You can cut in half scoop out the flesh cook with onion, garlic, tomato, chorizo or similar or tunam bake in the oven for 25 mins then top with grated cheese for a further 5 minutes. I do when making cakes great half a zucchini and a carrot with cinnamon and honey or molasses and the cakes mix is beautifully light and tasty and no one has guessed it's zucchini. I hope you enjoy cooking with them.