What do they have in common? Someone in my family doesn’t like them.
The other night we were sitting at the dinner table and I asked what is the food that each person disliked the most. My wife could not come up with something but the rest of us had ours easily identified. Mine? Peas. Yuck. I have never cooked peas in my house. My youngest? Avocado. Unfortunately, I am a fan of avocado so it will be served regularly (although in many cases since it is added at the end of a recipe, I’ll leave it off for his portion). My eldest’s choice? Looking down at his plate, he said “yellow squash!”
Yes, we had squash that night, but in a new way that I’d hope he’d like. I did. Yellow Squash “fries”.
Not much to this. Chop off each end of the squash and then cut it into eighths. Place the fries on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. I misted olive oil over the fries and sprinkled the trays with salt and pepper. Bake the fries at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes, turning the fries once during cooking. Ultimately you want the squash to lose quite a bit of moisture. They won’t get crisp but will be more limp than soggy.
I thought they were pretty good.