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Sunday
Jan292012

Baked Butternut Squash Fries

Butternut Squash Fries

You already know I love butternut squash, well I also love french fries. Who doesn't? The attempt I made at a healthier alternative with these Butternut Squash Fries turned out great. That was our lunch Saturday, it's normal to eat fries for lunch right?

The best part was that these were really easy, cutting up the squash was the most difficult part, but the video I linked to in this post makes that part pretty simple too. I played around with thinner fries and wedges, I like mine crisp (hence some of the burnt parts you see in the picture) so I would recommend going the thin route. If you are more of a wedge type person, then of course go for the thicker cut!

They were delicious plain, but we also dipped them in the frite sauce we picked up when we were in Amsterdam. That stuff is so good and of course ketchup is always a good dipping go to as well. As always, adjust the seasonings to your taste.

Ingredients
1 butternut sqaush, de-seeded, peeled and cut into french fry shapes
2 tablespoons of olive oil or cooking spray
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Place butternut squash on baking sheet and toss with oil (or spray with cooking spray), salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper.

Bake for approximately 40 minutes or until fries start to brown and become crips, stirring around about half way through.


 

Reader Comments (3)

Why didn't I think of that??? I LOVE butternut squash and I love fries even more. Pinned it!

What a great idea! I love oven fries but have never used butternut squash. I just happen to have one on the counter so looks like it might become fries!

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermjskit

I hope you guys enjoyed your fries! Not having the guilt that come along with regular fries, definitely helps me enjoy them even more!

February 11, 2012 | Registered CommenterCarrie

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