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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 113.4
  • Total Fat: 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 160.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.3 g
  • Protein: 2.5 g

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HG's Bake-tastic Butternut Squash Fries 2.0

Submitted by: JOANNINE
HG's Bake-tastic Butternut Squash Fries 2.0

Introduction

Getting baked butternut-squash spears crispy in the oven can be a bit of a challenge. This newly improved recipe will show you the way...
Getting baked butternut-squash spears crispy in the oven can be a bit of a challenge. This newly improved recipe will show you the way...

Number of Servings: 2

Ingredients

    1 butternut squash (about 2 pounds -- large enough to yield 20 oz. once peeled & sliced)
    1/8 tsp. coarse salt
    Optional: additional coarse salt

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Directions

Slice the ends off the squash, and then cut it in half widthwise. Peel squash with a vegetable peeler or carefully with a knife. Cut the round bottom piece in half lengthwise and remove seeds.

Using a crinkle cutter or a knife, carefully cut squash into spears/French-fry shapes. (For exact nutritionals, measure out and use 20 oz.) Pat spears firmly with paper towels to absorb excess moisture. Sprinkle evenly with salt.

Lay spears out on a layer of paper towels, and let stand for at least 5 minutes, to allow the salt to draw out any excess moisture. Then pat with paper towels again. If you like, sprinkle with additional salt.

Spray a broiler pan, a baking rack placed over a baking sheet, or a baking sheet with nonstick spray, and then lay spears flat on it. (Use two pieces of bakeware, if needed.)

Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, and then carefully flip spears. Bake for about 20 minutes longer, until tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. Enjoy!

MAKES 2 SERVINGS

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JOANNINE.






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  • I love these fries, who knew squash could do this?? Make sure you allow enough time for them to release excess water and spray the sheet really well. - 1/10/11

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  • i'm going to try drying these for a little more to help with crispyness. - 11/13/10

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  • I really liked these, but they did not get crispy and even spraying the baking sheet they still stuck like crazy. - 3/19/10

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