Tis the season for winter squash….
What’s your take on squash? Love it, or leave it? Personally, Rachel and I are huge squash fans and you can even tell by the slightly orange tint of our hands due to beta-carotene overload. But if you think that stops us from enjoying squash, you got another thing comin’.
Although most squash is sweet, it pairs well with savory flavors, especially sweet n’ spicy, like in these b-nut fries 😉
I was originally going to use sweet potatoes, but I was like heck, lets give squash the spotlight it deserves. These fries are coated in a thick sweet chili garlic sauce that goes perfectly with the sweetness of the squash.
I created the sauce using garlic, maple syrup, coconut aminos, red pepper flakes, water and last but not least, Fire Cider’s apple cider vinegar & spice tonic. If you’ve have never heard of Fire Cider, it’s about time you do! I think we all know now about the powerful health benefits of adding apple cider vinegar to your daily diet, but Fire Cider adds even more flavor and pizazz! You can drink it straight, or use it in cooking/baking like we do!
Seriously guys, these b-nut squash fries are where it’s at! Tangy, slightly sweet with a lil’ heat 🙂
Sweet Chili Garlic Butternut Squash Fries
- 1 small butternut squash, peeled and bulb end cut off
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Sweet Chili Garlic Sauce
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup Fire Cider apple vinegar & honey tonic
- 1/4 cup coconut aminos
- 1/2 tsp. red chili flakes
- 2 Tbsp. water
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a cooking sheet with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray and set aside.
- To make sauce, combine all ingredients into a sauce pan. Whisk together and place on medium-low heat until simmers. Let simmer for 5 minutes then turn off heat.
- Cut squash into fry form. Mix with olive oil and place in a single layer on a cooking sheet.
- Bake for 20 minutes. Take out and brush 1/2 of the sauce onto each fry. Bake another 10 minutes, flip fries and brush on remaining sauce. Bake another 10 minutes.
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