Roasted Butternut Squash Fries

Posted on Feb 10 2011 - 3:49am by Mike Lieberman

Regardless of what part of the country you are in, winter squashes should be in season and available at your local farmers market. Our market has them for $0.59 a pound, so we’ve been loving them.

When buying a butternut squash, you want to pick one that has a longer and/or fatter neck because that’s where most of the squash is. The bottom part has squash, but also the seeds.

The following recipe for Butternut Squash Fries is one that we have been enjoying a lot lately.

    Here’s what you’ll need
  • Butternut squash
  • Organic olive oil
  • Sea salt
    How to make:
  • Cut the squash where the neck meets the fat bottom part.
  • Remove any seeds from the neck. Save them for later to roast.
  • Cut off the top part of the squash.
  • Cut the squash into discs that are about 1/4-1/2″ thick.
  • Cut the skin off the squash and save to make vegetable broth.
  • When the skins are removed, cut the discs into fry shapes. The thicker the cuts, the longer it will take to roast.
  • Put all of the fries into a bowl.
  • Sprinkle on some olive oil and sea salt.
  • Toss to coat.
  • Put one baking sheet and into oven at 400 degrees.
  • After about 30 minutes, flip the fries by hand or using a spatula.
  • Roast for another 20 minutes.
  • The most important part — enjoy!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJvASIGO6og

  • http://mamassimplelife.blogspot.com/ Monique

    Looks very easy to make and seems to be delicious. I think I have to try this one!

    Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.UrbanOrganicGardener.com Mike Lieberman

    Lemme know what you thinks.

  • http://www.deliciousobsessions.com Jessica @ Delicious Obsessions

    I love that you do videos for a lot of your posts! Video is one area that I haven’t branched off into, but I think I should start!

  • Ohgarden

    I see a nice and juice loaded with veggies Turkey Burger next to those fries. Thank you for providing this recipe video!

  • http://ittybittyfarminthecity.blogspot.com/ Heidikooy

    This is my favorite way to eat squash. i don’t even bother to remove the seeds. i just roast them along with the squash. love the video.

  • http://pottedfarm.blogspot.com/ Dana @ PottedFarm

    Looks delicious!

  • http://twitter.com/GreenSoil Manure Tea Gardening

    WOOT between you and Brenda Haas of @BG_garden recipes for #freshfood everyone will be planting gardens : ) Annie

  • Anonymous

    looks yummy. a lot like my yam fries recipe. I will give it a try.

  • http://www.UrbanOrganicGardener.com Mike Lieberman

    Video def takes a bit more time, but it resonates better with some people. Plus there’s the fact of talking to a camera…

  • http://www.UrbanOrganicGardener.com Mike Lieberman

    Nice. Sounds like a great meal.

  • http://www.UrbanOrganicGardener.com Mike Lieberman

    Sweet. I usually roast the seeds separately.

  • http://www.UrbanOrganicGardener.com Mike Lieberman

    Certainly is. Make em yourself to find out.

  • http://www.UrbanOrganicGardener.com Mike Lieberman

    That’s the plan!

  • http://www.UrbanOrganicGardener.com Mike Lieberman

    That’s where I got the idea from.

  • Anonymous

    I need to try this!!!! Thanks!

  • http://www.UrbanOrganicGardener.com Mike Lieberman

    Lemme know what ya thinks.

  • Mdsmedile

    I made these last night. They were delish!! My husband even liked them…which is really good. hehe

  • http://www.UrbanOrganicGardener.com Mike Lieberman

    Nice. Glad you both liked.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rice.joseph Donald Calvin Joseph Rice

    man, those look good! one more addition to the Mike Lieberman cookbook!

  • Anonymous

    Ok I made this once for the kids I babysit, think I used too much olive oil. They liked it ok, but they came out too soft.
    I tried it again last night with a spray olive oil and some cinnamon – GREAT!!! I accidentally burned them some, but now I think I’ve got it figured out for next time;) Thanks!

  • http://www.UrbanOrganicGardener.com Mike Lieberman

    Sure screw it up for the kids and make it better for yourself. I see how you roll.

  • Jke

    Looking good! (just came here via your tweet)

    Am growing mine on the balcony, for the first time this year. And this in our relatively moderate climate here in Frankfurt, Germany! 

  • http://www.UrbanOrganicGardener.com Mike Lieberman

    Nice. I’ve been to Frankfurt before!