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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Butternut Squash Chips

   We had an abundance of butternut squash this year again.  If you ever want something simple to grow, grow butternut squash.  We didn't even plant butternut squash this year.  We threw out some seeds, after eating the squash, and it grew up wild all over the place.  One of our favorite ways to preserve butternut squash is by making "chips" with them.  My hubby and boys snack on these just like you would a potato chip.
    All you have to do is wash your squash and using a vegetable peeler, peel the squash.  You also need to cut the ends off of the squash.  Some people do it before peeling, some after.  It doesn't matter when you do it, whichever works best for you. We save the ends and peelings and feed them to our goats and chickens.  They love them.

Savory butternut squash chips, how to preserve butternut squash, curry


 Now, using a mandolin, slice the butternut squash.  Put the squash on your dehydrator trays.
Savory butternut squash chips, how to preserve butternut squash, curry

    You can leave them plain but my family prefers to add some extra flavor to them.  From my experience, the three spices that go well with butternut squash are salt, crushed red pepper or curry.
Savory butternut squash chips, how to preserve butternut squash, curry
With crushed red pepper.

Savory butternut squash chips, how to preserve butternut squash, curry
With curry powder.
   They take about 6-8 hours to be completely dehydrated.  If your family plans on eating them right away, you can store them in baggies.  If you plan to store them for a long time, just place them in a canning jar and put a lid on it.  I have stored them easily this way for over a year.

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6 comments:

  1. I adore butternut squash, but have never tried them as chips before. I am making some tonight! Thanks for the idea! :)

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    1. How did they turn out? Did you all like them? :-)

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  2. Pinned! Thanks for sharing.

    Linda

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    1. Linda, thank you so much for pinning the recipe and for dropping by.

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  3. I love a new recipe and we will be having the butternut squash really soon, they look really good. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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