Butternut French Fries

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    May 31, 2009 10:38 PM GMT
    Just tried this recipe and it turned out pretty good. I think the 425 degrees could be lessened since it started burning the smaller pieces but the ones that did turn out tasted great. Here's the recipe:

    BUTTERNUT FRENCH FRIES

    Fat-free, high-fiber, low-calorie French fries? Wow! Just grab a butternut squash, peel it, remove the seeds, and cut it into French fry shapes. Pat dry and sprinkle with kosher salt. Place on a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick spray, and then bake at 425 degrees for about 40 minutes, flipping halfway through, until crispy. TADA! Guilt-free fries with WAY fewer calories than regular ones. Yes!
  • Timbales

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    May 31, 2009 10:50 PM GMT
    I will have to try that.
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    Jun 01, 2009 12:20 AM GMT
    sounds like what I do with sweet potatoes... I love butternut squash too though, may I suggest instead of just salt try a spice blend like cumin, brown sugar, salt, pepper, cayenne. Thats usually how I roll with it, after coating them in honey or maple syrup icon_smile.gif

    ...I tried making butternut pancakes the other day...but they wouldnt um cake lol...it was a mushy mess, they were tasty though lol. I think it was because of the kind of flour I used *shrug*
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    Jun 01, 2009 1:23 AM GMT
    Squash in general are awesome.. love all the different types ( except spaghetti, not into the texture)
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    Jun 01, 2009 1:36 AM GMT

    I've been meaning to experiment with the spaghetti.
    If it's guilt free you can eat more.
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    Jun 01, 2009 1:43 AM GMT
    I love spaghetti squash! its so unique! i make it for my mom and I all the time.
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    Jun 01, 2009 1:47 AM GMT
    Spaghetti squash is very good for you and easy to prepare. I mix a bit of cannola, olive and peanut for frying. Good HDL's and high flame rate allows you too cook w/hotter oil thus keeping alot of the oil from soaking in the food your frying.
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    Jun 01, 2009 1:47 AM GMT
    Squash--UGH!!! I can't even stand the smell, let alone the taste of it, no matter how it is disquised. icon_redface.gif
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    Jun 01, 2009 2:07 AM GMT
    Don't you mean

    Butternut FREEDOM fries
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    Jun 01, 2009 2:24 AM GMT

    steltom saidSpaghetti squash is very good for you and easy to prepare. I mix a bit of cannola, olive and peanut for frying. Good HDL's and high flame rate allows you too cook w/hotter oil thus keeping alot of the oil from soaking in the food your frying.


    Surely you know what "guilt free" fried anything could mean to me?

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    Jun 01, 2009 3:08 AM GMT
    I just has sweet 'tater fries the other day at the beach .. I like 'em icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 01, 2009 11:31 AM GMT
    What the heck is a butternut squash? Does it taste the same as the regular pumpkin squash? It definitely looks the same, sliced.

    I might try it next time, and hmmm... I wonder if it can also be done to another common gourd species here - the Calabash/Bottle Gourd or what we call Upo.

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    Jun 01, 2009 7:54 PM GMT
    PhoenixPhenom saidsounds like what I do with sweet potatoes... I love butternut squash too though, may I suggest instead of just salt try a spice blend like cumin, brown sugar, salt, pepper, cayenne. Thats usually how I roll with it, after coating them in honey or maple syrup icon_smile.gif

    ...I tried making butternut pancakes the other day...but they wouldnt um cake lol...it was a mushy mess, they were tasty though lol. I think it was because of the kind of flour I used *shrug*


    I actually made it plain as I usually do when I try something new and it still tasted good.
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    Jun 21, 2009 9:05 PM GMT
    Tastes like butternut squash to me, but I love butternut squash. Yum.
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    Sep 26, 2009 3:31 AM GMT
    Am making them as we speak. First batch just came out of the oven... YUMMY
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    Sep 28, 2009 4:03 PM GMT
    I made them yesterday. I was in a terrible mood all day and was really irked when they came out of the oven all mushy (I know what I did wrong). But, in a huff I slopped them on my plate and discovered that, even though they were ruined, they still tasted like sweet, sweet butternut squash and I was quite happy.