Saturday, August 27, 2016

Butternut Squash Fries

This is the first time I cooked butternut squash as fries. I googled on how to make butternut squash fries and found the recipe. So super easy , healthy and nutritious. They taste like sweet potato fries but better. I love it and so does Wild Boar :)  I bought one third section of the squash from Jaya Grocer and turned them into delicious, aromatic , natural sweet side dish.  The recipe called for baking instead of deep frying which is likely unhealthy.  Though deep frying could give you a more crispier texture but baking will have a crispy outside and tender and moist on the inside. Love it ! A very easy and fuss free healthy snack or side dish. A keeper for sure ! 

butternut squash is more meaty than pumpkin :)
and sweeter too

season with salt, mixed herbs and before baking
mix it rice bran oil and make sure every stick of butternut squash
is coated with rice bran oil

Arrange them side by side with a bit of gap on a wire rack over a 
baking tray and place the tray on center rack in the preheated oven (220C)


after 20 mins, and when the fries looks crispy and lightly brown,
remove from oven and let it cool down before serving

I sprinkled some chilli flakes over the fries for extra flavor :)


a healthy snack or side dish for the family

Butternut Squash Fries  - adapted from All recipes.com

ingredients:

1(2 pound) butternut squash- halved and seeded and cut into sticks like French fries

seasoning
1 tbsp dried mixed herbs
salt to taste

2 tbsp of  rice bran oil - to be added before baking

Preparation:

1.Preheat the oven to 220C ( 425 deg F )

2.Use a sharp knife to carefully cut away the peel from the squash. Cut the squash into sticks like French Fries.  Season them with salt, mixed herbs and before baking ,mix in rice bran oil and make sure every stick of butternut squash is coated with rice bran oil.

3. Arrange them side by side with a bit of gap on a wire rack over a baking tray and place the tray on center rack in the preheated oven (220C) and baked for 20 mins , turningf the fries over halfway through baking.  Fries are done when they are starting to brown on the edges and become crispy. 

Optional - Sprinkle chilli flakes over the fries before serving

Enjoy and have a great weekend

4 comments:

  1. They look delicious and healthy. And yes, extra chilli flakes for me too.

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    1. yea, with the chilli flakes, it adds depth to the flavor :)

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  2. Mmm...yummy and healthy. I've never tried butternut squash before.

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    1. Butternut squash's texture is smoother and sweeter than pumpkin :) It's nice !

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