• Butternut Squash Fries

    Sweet Fries (Butternut Squash Fries)

    Fries are… kid food (for the kid in all of us), finger food, salty, sweet, crunchy, munchy, and just plain fun. Especially years ago when I didn’t want to touch much else at fast food restaurants. I’d just order a plate of fries and some ketchup. And they’re great for sharing with friends. It was never hard to find someone willing to share a big basket of fries with me.

    Butternut fries on baking sheet

    While there’s nothing like a deep-fried potato strip, this recipe for butternut squash fries comes pretty darn close to fry heaven, with much less fat and starch. And an added benefit it is the vitamin A and C, and some iron and calcium thrown in for good measure. I might even go so far as to say it’s darn good and can hold a candle to almost any fry. Well, I might be stretching it a bit here, but these are worth the effort, and they taste great with homemade ketchup.

    Slicing a butternut squash

    The first time I brought a butternut squash home I stared at it for quite a while, deciding how to make the first cut. I’ve now discovered that you can go either way – across the center or lengthwise. Either way, you’ll need to scoop out the seeds in the bottom rounder part, and peel or slice away the skin so that you just have the orange meat of the squash left.

    Cutting butternut squash fries

    Sliced butternut squash fries


    Posted in Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free, Low-Sugar, Nut-Free, Paleo, SCD, Vegetarian  |  12 Comments

    12 Responses to Butternut Squash Fries

    1. Kate says:

      love this! I’ll have to try it out with your ketchup recipe. Happy Holidays!

    2. Lisa says:

      Did the children eat them? Mine generally dislike squash – I sometimes make sweet potato wedges in the same way and it doesn’t matter how much I swear they are normal chips, they won’t touch them either! (Good w sausages btw).

    3. Jenny says:

      I am a fan of comfort foods. Just the other day I bought a butternut squash and I am just wondering what to do with it. My husband and I just made sweet potato fries and they were delightful. But I am curious to know how butternut squash fries taste. Thanks for sharing!

    4. Kathleen Czinner says:

      I’m going to try these – they look delicious!
      Thanks for all your recipes for gluten free folk
      You’re wonderful

    5. Oh my goodness. I’ve been away on vacation for a week and have been craving squash like no other. These fries look so tasty!

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    7. Alice says:

      Hi there,

      Can coconut oil be used to fry them with?

      What do you mean by sweating out the moisture?

      And wouldn’t patting the fries dry remove the salt you had coated them with?


      • Erica says:

        You should be able to use coconut oil, but I haven’t tried it. When you salt the “fries” they release moisture, hence “sweating” and yes you can pat the fries to remove the salt, but some of the salt will be absorbed by the fries. Hope that helps.

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