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Baked Butternut Squash Fries (Delicious & Easy!)

Simple and delicious low-carb use of winter squash. The coconut oil adds medium chain fatty acids, and the sea salt adds trace minerals - and delicious taste!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine GAPS, Gluten Free, Paleo, SCD, vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Author Cara Comini

Ingredients

  • 1 butternut squash 3-4 lbs
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt

Instructions

  1. Peel a butternut squash, and use the thick neck to slice into fry shapes. Try to make them pretty even so they cook evenly. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Place squash in baking dish in a single layer, then dot the top with 1-2 tablespoons of butter cut into a few pieces. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt across the top and place in the oven.
  2. Bake fries for 45 minutes-1 hour.
  3. Scoop the seeds out (reserve the seeds if you want to make roasted squash seeds) of the bulb end of the butternut squash, and put flesh-side down in a baking dish. Bake along with the squash fries, but leave in the hot oven to continue cooking (with the oven off, but still hot) after you remove the fries until the squash bulb is soft and easily scoopable. Save the cooked squash for other recipes.