Butternut Squash “Fries”

Sweet potato fries have been popular for a while, but I think these taste even better and per pound butternut squash is only 204 calories compared with 345 for sweet potatoes and 469 for ordinary potatoes.

Butternut Squash Fries

Butternut Squash “Fries”
1 butternut squash, about 3 pounds makes 50-60 half-moon fries

Turn on the oven to 350 degrees.
Cut the squash in half lengthways, and scoop out the seeds.
Peel the squash with a potato peeler.
Slice each half of the squash into about 30 quarter-inch thick half moon slices.
Place 1t of oil on a baking pan and spread it around with the fries as you lay them out for baking.
For one whole 3 pound squash I needed 2 baking pans. I prefer the non-air-layered baking pans so that the fries brown on the bottom.
Bake for 20 minutes – take out of oven and turn the slices.
Return to oven and turn up to 425 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until browned.
Alternately broil for about 6-8 minutes watching carefully so they don’t burn.
Season to taste and serve.

Serves 4, each serving of 15 fries is 150 calories

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