I love easy recipes, those are the ones you can adapt into your daily life even after a long day when you don’t feel like thinking too hard about what to eat. Instead of grabbing your instant box of whatever, try this easy squash hack instead.
Just chop you squash in half, scoop out any seeds, and then slice it into narrow pieces that resemble fries. Toss them with your fingers in a little olive oil and sea salt, thoroughly coating the outside of each fry. Now, either pop them in the oven for about 30 minutes or, my favorite, just lay them out on your panini press. Test them with a fork now and again to see if the have gotten soft enough inside. You can usually tell they are done by the golden color they develop.
Once they are done, just sprinkle some seasoning on top (feel free to get creative here) we like torn up sage leaves. You could also try some chili powder and a touch of honey. Pop your favorite dipping sauce on the side and your good to go. BBQ sauce, honey mustard, or even some jam goes pretty well with these little guys.
It’s a pretty simple and delicious snack that’s perfect for days when you are too tired to put in lots of effort, but good enough to do even on the days when you have tons of time and energy. These “fries” also make an excellent topper for salads or Buddha bowls.
Let us know what you think. How do you like to season your fries?