A type of summer squash that has a bulbous rounded shape at the bottom with a tapering curved neck at the top or vine end. This vegetable is covered with a bumpy yellow colored skin that covers a pale meaty flesh. When cooked or eaten raw it provides a slightly sweet flavor. A crookneck squash can be used in soups, stew, and side dishes with a variety of choices for serving it raw, baked, steamed, broiled, or sautéed. Fresh crookneck squash can be stored in the refrigerator for about four days or frozen and kept for long periods of time.
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