Thursday, October 4, 2018

Butternut Squash Fries

Get the most out of seasonal vegetables! Try these crispy, nutrient-rich fries made from butternut squash. Makes 4 servings, about 1 cup each.
  • 1 large butternut squash
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon homemade Cajun
  • Spice blend (see recipe below)

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Combine all ingredients in a jar. Shake well. Store in an air tight container for up to one year.

Preheat oven to 450°F. Cut the squash in half lengthwise. Use a large spoon to remove all of the seeds. Peel the squash with a sharp knife or vegetable peeler. Slice into french fry shapes. Try to keep the fries all the same size for even cooking. In a large bowl, toss the fries with the olive oil and Cajun seasoning. Place fries on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Make sure the fries are in a single layer and try to keep them from touching. Bake for 20 minutes. Flip fries and bake for an additional 20 minutes or until browned.

Nutritional Information(Per 1 cup serving):
Calories 66
Total Fat 1.9g
Sodium 5mg
Carbohydrates 13.3g

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