Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Taste of Fall

For me, October is less about Halloween and more about Fall food. I've been pretty busy cooking some of the recipes I've found on Pinterest lately. But the other day I decided to try something new.

Buffalo is pretty big on sweet potato fries... And that got me thinking: what if I made Butternut Squash Fries?

(Somehow these photos always look so much more appealing on my iPhone. I really need to get a new camera!)

So I made French Dip (recipe found here through Pinterest) with a side of Butternut Squash Fries.

I'm not a big fry person and I've never made them from scratch before. I experimented a little and I'm sure a better cook would know the best way to actually fry these-- I ended up baking them.

To try it for yourself just seed and cut up one butternut squash. I chose to cut them into very thin matchsticks. Toss them in olive oil (about 1-2 tablespoons, you want them pretty oily or they'll stick) and spread thinly on a baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees, turning occasionally until browned (about 20 minutes). Sprinkle with kosher salt immediately after you take them out of the oven. Delicious!

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1 comment:

Katie said...

Tom makes great baked shoe string fries! He tosses them with fresh chopped garlic & parsley when they come out of the oven. They are delish! I think baking "fries" is the way to go!