Butternut Squash Fries
I love fries.
I guess that is not that uncommon a statement. I mean…who doesn’t like fries? They are salty, crispy little strips of deliciousness. Mmmm fries.
When I want to make fries at home I like to get creative. While I will always hold a special place in my heart for the traditional french fry, unfortunately they are not something you should eat everyday. I am sorry…you just shouldn’t.
That is the beauty of butternut squash fries. You could eat them everyday. No really, it’s true! They might be the most perfect fry vegetable. They have a great natural sweetness and you don’t even need oil to make them. You have to cut them in strips and bake! What could be easier!
Local Ingredient: Organic butternut squash (purchased from a local farm store).
Use a medium sized butternut squash.
Cut into fry shape pieces and place on a baking sheet.
1 medium sized butternut squash
Sea salt, to taste
Fresh ground black pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Use a vegetable peeler to peel the entire butternut squash.
- Once peeled, use a sharp knife to cut the squash into french fry shape pieces. Be careful not to cut the pieces to thin, fat thick fries tend to work best.
- Lay the fries out flat n a baking sheet, being sure that the pieces do not overlap.
- Bake at 425 degrees F for 20 minutes. Remove the fries from the oven and flip the over. Place back in the oven and bake for and additional 20 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper and serve warm.
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