Butternut Fries

imageMy family wants to have burgers every week. As potatoes are off the menu for me, I need a french frie substitute. These butternut squash are caramelized so that you don’t even miss the ketchup (no night shades on AIP). Serve with Coconut Aoli!

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INGREDIENTS:

  • butternut squash, try to find one with a large neck
  • 2 TB olive oil or coconut oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

METHOD:

  • heat oven to 400 degrees
  • cut ends off of squash. Cut neck off of bulb. Stand the neck on the end and slice off skin. Cut the remaining flesh into fries. Set bulb aside.
  • toss butternut with olive or coconut oil (melt coconut oil first). Season with salt and pepper to taste
  • roast in over 30-45 minutes. Browning on each side.

NOTE: I like to put the bulb on the grill to eat later. Cut it open. Remove seeds with a grapefruit spoon. Slice into 1/4 inch thick slices. Toss with olive oil and salt and pepper. Grill till browned.

VARIATION:

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BUTTERNUT AND DAIKON FRIES

Add Daikon cut into fries with the butternut and cook as usual. It adds a nice bitter flavor.image

 

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