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Why do you build me up butternut…

So after a pointy breakfast yesterday, I wanted something filling for lunch.  I needed something low in points so I could make it to dinner without going over for the day.  Got it!  Butternut squash fries!

I have tried this recipe a few times and I think I have finally mastered it.  I bought a butternut squash about two weeks ago.  When I have tried the recipe before, I made them a day or two after I bought the squash.  It was way too difficult to cut.  I waited till about five days before the sell by date and tried again.   I didn’t need to warm it in the microwave to soften it.  It was perfect.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees…

First to cut up your squash (I got a medium one), cut off the top of the squash.  Then, cut the bulb off on the bottom.  Cut the middle into two halves and then cut into long slices like long fries.  You can make them thin like regular fries, make steak fries or cut them into wedges.  Then take a vegetable peeler and get all of the “skin” off.  It is much easier to get the “skin” off this way instead of peeling it from the beginning. 

Once fries are cut, spray a cookie sheet with PAM (or any cooking spray) and sprinkle 1 teaspoon of salt over the fries (or to taste).  Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes.  I like mine softer (like sweet potato fries) so I cooked mine for 30 minutes.

Flip over with tongs halfway through baking time.

Serve with ketchup and enjoy! 🙂

 

I have looked on several recipes for point values.  I have found a range for different size of squash.  I split the recipe in half and it came out to 2-3 points depending on the size of your squash.

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