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The Future Mrs. Butternut Squash


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First things first: A lot of you asked how I got the squash to look so “fry-like.” It’s thanks to this cool gadget, called a “fry cutter,” that looks something like this:

“Butter(nut) Me Up” Fries
  • 1 Butternut Squash
  • salt
  • cinnamon (optional, but awesome)
  • oil or oil spray
Cut the squash into fry shapes (using a fry cutter or a knife). Preheat the oven to 425 F. Put the fries and spices into a big Ziploc-type bag and mix. Line a baking sheet with tin foil, then toss in a little oil or spray with a bit of oil spray. (Wipe with a paper towel so it’s even on the foil.) Spread your fries on the baking sheet and shove ’em in the oven. Bake for 30-40 minutes, depending on how crispy you like your fries, and depending on how many fries you put on the baking sheet.


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Published on January 26, 2009

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  1. Kiki says

    My tummy certainly would be happy if you were my personal chef! Thanks for the fries recipe. The ones I make just uses oil, salt+pepper and are lacking the kick cinnamon would give. Nom nom. Hope you had a great Sunday!

  2. Ricki says

    They do sound yummy–and what a cool gadget! I like Joaquin as well–great actor, vegan, but now that he’s retired from acting and is “singing,” he’s just a bit too “out there” for me, I think!

  3. laci says

    I tried those fries yesterday and they were amazing! I had some creamy cheeze whiz dip (from the ultimate uncheese cookbook) leftover and used that for dipping… they’re like canday sweet! (But take FOREVER to chop and peel !:( ) I’ve enver seen that contraption but since BNSFs will definalty be a lagre part of my fav. foods in the near future, I’ll be on the lookout! And that meal looks fabulous… I need to try wheatberriers and ween myself off the traditional oats! =)

  4. Mrs. LC says

    yummmm your bnut fries look so good!! Actually that whole meal looked delish, I really want to try wheatberries! I just haven’t found them yet!

  5. shelby says

    Mmm, I’ve yet to try cinnamon on top but yum! Katie, you always have the best ideas.

    My tummy would be happy with just the veggies, I swear if I could only live on veggies I would!

  6. Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) says

    I just love your blog Katie. I really want one of those fry-cutters. I use my mandolin. It’s great, but the fry-cutter looks easier to use. I love putting cinnamon on my fries! YUM. Don’t even get me started on the broccoli…it’s my favorite green veggie. Our house always stinks.
    Have a good week. 🙂

  7. River says

    Not sure what’s going on with Joaquin Phoenix right now. He’s rapping?

    Anyway, I must get me one of those easy fry-cutters. And next time we go to the grocery store, we’re buying a Mr. Butternut Squash!

  8. Marianne says

    Fry-cutter eh? Can’t say I’ve ever seen one of those before. Looks interesting.

    And your meal does look tasty! But I don’t think I could eat that much in one sitting.

  9. Lauren says

    i lovve butternut squash fries! i can eat the whole squash myself, but i usually try to make sure i’m sharing them with someone haah 😉
    that cutter is so cool though! im sure it saves SO much time!!

  10. Lisa says

    Yum, cinnamon!

    I always wanted to try squash fries, but the idea of cutting up those very hard squashes (especially the butternuts) makes me have visions of Things Ending Badly And Me With A Knife Stuck In My Eye. Seriously. This is what I think about.

    So I’m liking the idea of the fry cutter.

    … at least until I get it Stuck In My Eye.

  11. Alice (in Veganland) says

    I’m SO thrilled about these fries! they look so awesome!
    Lately I’ve been eating apples cut in wedges with cinnamon and they make me think of you!

  12. Vegetation says

    Yay! The fries recipe. Yum! And I’m so glad I’m not the only person who can eat almost an entire bag of veggies alone *blush*

  13. Lauren says

    LOVE LOVE LOVE JOAQUIN!!! 🙂 I tease hubby all the time that he is on my list of famous people (you know like the Friends episode) haha!! Anyway, butternut squash fries are so awesome! I need to make some soon! And that fry cutter, what a great invention!

  14. talesofexpansion says

    i’ve never seen a fry-cutter … what a convenient gadget!!

    looooooooooove walk the line! joaquin is def steamy 🙂

  15. Sagan says

    I didn’t know he was vegan! Cool.

    I love your gadget. I’ve got an acorn squash in the cupboard but I’m thinking that it probably can’t be cut into fries- what do you reckon?

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