Butternut squash cajun fries

    35 min

    Enjoy these salty, spicy, slightly sweet butternut squash fries on their own or as a side dish instead of chips.

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    Serves: 4 

    • oil or cooking spray for greasing
    • 450g butternut squash - peeled, seeded, and cut into thick chips
    • 1 pinch salt to taste
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning, or to taste

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 230 C / Gas 8. Lightly coat a baking tray with oil or cooking spray.
    2. Blot any moisture from the butternut squash fries with kitchen roll and place on the prepared baking tray. Sprinkle with salt, black pepper and Cajun seasoning.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned and tender, 15 to 20 minutes, turning once.

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    Hi. I am the recipe submitter. If you like butternut squash these fries are excellent and are ZERO Weight Watcher PPTS! Butternut squash has more moisture than potatoes. So here are a few tips for handling that. First, it is important to blot out as much moisture as possible before cooking. Also, if you are looking for crispier fries, try cutting them thinner. As another reviewer mentioned, spray not only the baking sheet but the fries with cooking spray. If the fries are large enough, you can place them on a baking rack on top of the baking pan so the air can circulate beneath them and that will also help crisp the fries. Lastly, if they are not crisp enough you can bake them a little longer. With regard to the seasoning I use a homemade cajun seasoning without salt. Then I can control how much salt is added. Different brands of cajun seasoning have different amounts of salt and therefore you may prefer to either adjust the amount of salt or leave it out altogether. I hope these tips are helpful; and I hope you enjoy the recipe.  -  25 Oct 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great new way to serve butternut! I did lightly spray the "fries" with cooking spray to make the seasoning adhere.  -  17 Sep 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I mostly followed the cooking instructions, and cut thinner slices as I wanted a 'crispier' fry. I used PAM on a cookie sheet and laid the thin 'strips' out in rows. Sprinkled a no salt seasoning mix over the squash, and a light amount of sea salt. Baked for about 20 minutes as they were thinner pieces. Flipped once about halfway through. Have cooked these a couple times now and this is a keeper. They are delectable!  -  15 Oct 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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