The Paleo folks are all about their sweet potato fries, but that doesn’t work for GAPS. Don’t cry! These baked squash oven fries are even better!
Even kids who “hate squash” will eat these. They are the perfect vehicle for ketchup or mustard and don’t seem too squishy. They also make a great side-dish for just about any roasted meat and are a fun gluten-free side-dish for Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends!
Baked Squash Fries
- Delicata or Sugar Loaf Squash (other winter squash that you could slice thin without injuring yourself will work, too)
- Fat such as schmaltz, tallow, ghee, or coconut oil
- Real salt
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Place about a tablespoon of fat in each of your pans, and set in preheating oven to warm. This works best/faster in a dark metal roasting pan (uncovered), but also works in a pyrex baking dish.
- Wash your squash well, then slice crossways in 1/2 inch slices. Remove seeds and strings from the inside.
- Remove pans from oven, spread the fat around, and place the rings in the pans so that they all have pan contact. Salt them generously, then flip them over so that they all have pan contact.
- Return pans to oven on the bottom rack and set your timer for 10 minutes.
- Turn all your rings and bake another 10 minutes.
- Repeat until the rings are browned on both sides.
- Serve with your favorite condiments!
This post is part of Monday Mania, Make Your Own Monday, Scratch Cookin’ Tuesday, Traditional Tuesdays, Grateful GAPS Holiday Foods, Fat Tuesdays, Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways, Freaky Friday, Weekend Gourmet.