Butternut Squash Fries

Ingredients

1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Dash of cayenne (optional)
Salt and black pepper, to taste

Preparation

1
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2
Use a vegetable peeler to carefully peel the rind from the squash. Keep peeling until all the little green lines have disappeared.
3
Cut the squash in half lengthwise and use a metal spoon to scoop out the seeds and all that other goopy stuff.
4
Now, cut the neck off of the squash and cut large wedges, as equal in size as possible.
5
You can do the same with the "bowls" of the squash or you can save those for another recipe. Stuffed butternut squash, anyone?
6
Toss your wedges and spices into a large bowl that has a tight-fitting lid.
7
Secure the lid and shake the wedges around until they are all well-coated.
8
Place in a single layer on a large, lightly-oiled baking sheet.
9
Bake for 10 minutes. Flip the fries over, and bake another 10-15 minutes, until outside is crisp and inside is soft.

 



About

Who says french fries can't be healthy? These baked "fries" are delicious, and abundantly nutritious. Plus, they're easy to make - and it's really fun to dig into a weird looking squash!

Yield:

4 servings

Added:

Monday, July 4, 2011 - 4:44pm

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