The other day, I noticed that I had 2 butternut squash sitting in my kitchen, waiting to be cooked. The first I turned into butternut squash soup.
I wanted to be a bit more creative with the second one, so I figured I’d make fries out of them. The boys must have eaten an entire 3 pound squash worth of oven fries. They chowed on them all afternoon and then asked for more. I ate quite a few myself, to me they were as sweet as candy.
- 1 medium or large butternut squash
- grapeseed oil and olive oil, to coat
- 1 teaspoon celtic sea salt
- Peel the squash and remove the seeds
- Cut squash into long thin slices (about ¼ inch thick by 2 inches long)
- Place squash in a large bowl and generously coat with equal parts grapeseed and olive oils
- Sprinkle with salt and toss
- Lay squash fries onto 2 or 3 large baking sheets
- Broil one tray at a time in oven until crispy
Hope you enjoy this tasty winter treat as much as we did!
Can you use baking trays in your broiler if your oven?
Michelle, I haven’t tried that so not sure :-)
Ann Colley says
Curious about the title of squash fries. Wanted to see what kind of squash you were talking about. Was shocked when I learned it was butternut. Well I’ve never eaten one of those. Am anxious to try it now and see what the other people are raving about. I’ll let you know in a few days.
Don Schwartz says
I use bacon grease instead of grapeseed oil. Fries have never tasted so good!
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Wouldn’t coconut oil work great too?
I was wondering if these can be frozen prior to cooking or cooked and froze?
I am expecting a little one soon and I want to make things as easy as I can for my growing family.
I love your recipes, I’ve tried quiet a few. Thanks!