Al’s Calabacitas

August, Recipes, September

Recipe courtesy of Allan Rebelo, El Tres & Bight



  1. Cut the steams off of patty pans and then split them in half from top to bottom.
  2. Heat a large skillet with the olive over medium high heat and bring to nearly smoking point.
  3. Add the patty pans and sauté for 1-2 minutes, you want to achieve some caramelization on the sides.   Reduce the heat to medium.

  4. Add the onions and garlic, season with a pinch of salt and continue to sauté for 3-5 minutes; just until the patty pans begin to soften and the onions begin to become slightly translucent. 
  5. Once the patty pans are al dente, toss in the cilantro, lime juice, chipotle and cumin season further with some salt and pepper and then remover from the heat. 
  6. Place the patty pans on a large plate or platter, top with crumbled feta and toasted pepitas.

Watch Chef Al Rebelo make this delightful dish in our August 2021 video!