Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Techniques: How to Cut an Acorn Squash

Squash tend to be tough to cut through, but here are some tips on how to do so successfully:
  • The first rule of thumb is to use a sturdy but thin knife.
  • Pierce the squash several times toward its center. Take particular care in the placement of these holes if you are making squash bowls - you don't want your soup to escape!
  • Cook it in the microwave for 2-3 minutes, or until it is softer. This will reduce your cooking time in the oven if you are making squash bowls. After baking for 20 minutes, check your squash bowls.
  • If you're making bowls, cut the squash in half at its center for smaller bowls, or cut off its top for a larger bowl. 

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