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Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Vegan MoFo Day 27: Butternut Squash Fries
A couple of weeks ago, I noticed a mention in the newspaper of making oven fries from butternut squash. As I have an abundance of butternuts, sitting in a closet waiting to be used, I paid attention. I have made unusual oven fries before, turnip fries with chili pepper being a particular favorite, but never winter squash. I hauled out my trusty, deadly mandoline, and (carefully, carefully) put the squash through the crinkle-cut setting at 1/4 inch. I then applied a little olive oil, Goya Adobo (salt, pepper, garlic, turmeric), and smoked paprika. 15 minutes at 400F, flip, 10 minutes more. They are like sweet potato fries in many ways, but very sweet and creamy on the insides. I'll definitely do this again.