Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Cooking With Far Side : Spaghetti Squash



I like spaghetti squash, it is one of my favorites.   This is how I do it ..

Buy a spaghetti squash..this is what they look like

Cut them in half...being careful not to slice off any important things like fingers etc.. sometimes I find this is the hardest part. If anyone has any hints of how to do this easier..please share!  I usually have Far Guy do it for me..with a really sharp knife..he still has all his fingers.  

Scoop out the seeds.  I saved some to try and plant next summer. I also purchased a package of seeds, just in case the ones I saved were a hybrid seed. Wrap in aluminum foil, throw them on a cookie sheet and bake about 75 minutes at 350.  If they squish when you squeeze them they are done.  Adjust your cooking time..seems like I always end up with brown edges..they taste OK..just don't look so good.


Unwrap and cool..then you can take a fork and scoop out the cooked flesh.  It looks like spaghetti..but tastes way better..I put a little butter and salt and pepper on it and enjoy!  Of course a huge squash is much to much for me to consume in one sitting..so I usually freeze individual servings.. during the winter it is impossible to get this squash up here.  Big cities may have them..our little podunk grocery store..no way.  I enjoy squash all winter long.  The squash is a little watery when unfrozen and heated..but still has a great flavor.  Chance loves it...it is one of his favorite leftovers:)

6 comments:

  1. I also love spaghetti squash, although I haven't had any in a while. I'll look for it this summer, you've got me wanting some! I'll have to settle for a sweet potato instead.

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  2. This is something' I've never tried. I'm thinkin' I need to broaden my horizons here. Thanks Connie.

    God bless and you have yourself the best day!!!

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  3. I love squash, give me any type, I am not picky. And spag squash is wonderbar!

    You can top that with a buttery tomato sauce. Super easy to make, and it's vegetarian also. Oh yum, just had lunch and now I am hungry again....

    Jen

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  4. Like Nezzy, I've never had this! What a simple way to prepare it though and I'm betting Harriet would love it too. Hope you both are doing well Connie.

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  5. You cooking? Hope you're feeling OK! ;-)

    Sounds delicious and easy - well, apart from the chopping off of fingers... ;-)

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  6. Mildred and Nezzy you won't be disappointed.. Lady Fi..I do occasionally cook..not too often..I am feeling OK LOL! :)

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Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comments! If you have a question I will try to answer it here. Connie