Butternut Squash Fries
Peel a butternut squash. Cut in half and remove the seeds. Cut the squash into “fries”. Splash on a little olive oil, some salt and pepper as well as a minced garlic clove if you like. Don’t put too much oil on or they can tend to get mushy.
Bake in a 425 degree oven for 20 minutes, turning the fries occasionally so they achieve the doneness you desire. Our family likes them crispy.
PS: Butternut squash has more moisture than potatoes. So here are a few tips for handling that. First, it is important to blot out as much moisture as possible before cooking. Also, if you are looking for crispier fries, try cutting them thinner. If the fries are large enough, you can place them on a baking rack on top of the baking pan so the air can circulate beneath them and that will also help crisp the fries. Lastly, if they are not crisp enough you can bake them a little longer.
These are are great alternative to sweet potato fries which have more carbohydrates.