Side Dishes - Phase 2 - Butternut squash Fries (not gross trust me!!!)

04-26-2006, 06:01 PM
I found this recipe on and decided to try them I was pleasently suprised when they actually tasted really good beacuse I thought it sounded gross!!! So this is directly from the website!

Bake-tastic Butternut Squash Fries!

(Serving Size: 5oz. of squash cut into fries, calories: 65, fat: 0g, sodium: 6mg, carbs: 16.5, fiber: 4g, sugars: 3g, protein: 1.5g)

1/2 butternut squash
kosher salt

Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. Peel and de-seed your butternut squash. If you're unfamiliar with handling these large items, you may have a little trouble at first. They're fairly easy to peel, but you'll need a sharp knife to cut them. Once your orange friend is peeled and sans seeds, slice it in half. Then cut it up into french fry shapes. We like to use a crinkle cutter to make authentic looking crinkle cut fries, but they'll work any way you slice 'em. Place on a cookie sheet sprayed with non-stick spray. Cover lightly with kosher salt (regular salt works, too, but we prefer kosher salt). Place tray in your pre-heated oven and bake for 40 minutes or so, flipping halfway through baking process. Fries are done when they are starting to brown on the edges and get crispy.

Serve with ketchup, or however else you enjoy fries or sweet potato fries!