Who doesn't have an emotional attachment to french fries? They make a great side to most dishes. They are served everywhere. Poutine is amazing! So why not come up with a way to serve fries at home that aren't deep fried, coated in oil and in my case, no potato! Try turnips as well!
Ok, ok, so they aren't going to be the same as the real thing. The fries below are truffle fries served with mayo and ketchup. Yep, delicious!
However, you can still try these at home and get "almost" as much enjoyment! Plus, a whole acorn squash is only around 150-200 calories, so think of how many fries you can make compared to that portion size at a restaurant!
Peel the acorn squash
Next time I might cook in the microwave first to make the peeling a bit easier. With yams, I don't peel first, I just give a good wash!
Scoop out the innards and strategically try to cut the squash into the best "fry pieces" you can figure out. Mine weren't perfect. I also saved all of the little end bits to heat up for a future meal or salad topper.
I sprayed my pan with a little bit of pam and then coated in some seasoning salt.
Cook time will vary depending on your oven and your pan you used. I was using a clay pan in this case so no flipping required! I cooked at 350' for around 45 minutes.
There are not many shown on the pan as I kept checking every 20 minutes to see how they were cooking and had to sample some at each timing point. Oops.
Husband friendly success. He gave two thumbs up!