Butternut Squash Fries

Butternut Squash Fries
Serves 4
Three words. Best fries EVER. Seriously! But since these fries are not deep-fried, they won't get as crispy as regular French fries. But that's ok. The unique flavor more than makes up for it!
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Ingredients
  1. 2 pounds butternut squash, peeled, seeds removed, and sliced into fries about 3” L x ½”W (or to desired size)
  2. 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  3. ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  4. ½ teaspoon salt
  5. ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Prepare an 11 x 17 baking sheet by coating it with a little coconut oil. You can also use a non-stick sheet.
  2. Place fries in a large bowl. Stir in one tablespoon of coconut oil, and toss until well coated. Add garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Stir again.
  3. Pour fries onto baking sheet, making sure none of the pieces overlap. You may need to use two baking sheets to cook at one time (or cook in two batches).
  4. Bake 20 minutes on a middle oven rack. Use a metal spatula to flip fries, and then bake another 15-20 minutes.
  5. Turn over to broiler setting, and flip fries one more time. Move baking sheet to the top rack. Broil 5 minutes, or until desired crispness is reached.
Notes
  1. 1. Substitute coconut oil with a different oil (avocado oil, sesame oil, etc.).
  2. 2. Use a crinkle cutter to make restaurant-style fries (see photo above).
  3. Calories per serving 132g
  4. Total Fat 4g
  5. Total Carbohydrate 27g
  6. Dietary Fiber 5g
  7. Sugars 5g
  8. Protein 2g
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Comments

  1. could these be cooked in a skillet in a small amount of olive oil?

  2. I am a little confused. Now is it okay to add a little bit of raw, pure organic maple syrup as it is from nature just as fruit contains natural sugar?

    Also why is it that no oil is allowed. And what about vinegar.
    Thank you kindly
    God Bless

    • Hi, CJ! Thanks for your questions. No added sugars are allowed on the fast, which includes sugar, maple syrup, honey, agave nectar, and sweeteners. Natural sugar that is found in fruit is fine. Oil is acceptable but not vinegar. The process of creating vinegar involves fermentation, and the oxidation of ethanol produces an alcohol-containing liquid. However, one particular vinegar, apple cider vinegar, has many nutritional benefits, so some people may choose to include it on their fast. The idea of the fast is to deny yourself as an act of worship to the Lord. We don’t want to be so legalistic about every single thing that we put into our mouths that we miss the whole point of the Daniel Fast, so I would encourage you to seek the Lord for direction. Note: Fresh lemon juice is a good substitute for vinegar!