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So, i have been eating it almost every day. I have been buying it precut cause i am a moron when it comes to cutting them up and it is only pennies more to buy it that way. Anywho, i bought it from a different market and steamed it up this morning and it turned brown. is that normal? the stuff from the other market did not. What to do?
 

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Thats interesting. I wonder if they spray it with something.<br><br>
The wife does a lot of them in the Microwave and they definitely get quite a bit darker.
 

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i wonder. weird, huh? this squash was cut in much smaller pieces, maybe that was it? I ate the less dark pieces and have not died yet. Was that bad to do?
 

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I've never had it turn brown but I usually bake it in the regular oven. I have one now so I'll try it steamed tomorrow and see if it happens.
 

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I did some in one of those new steamer bags in the microwave last night and it didn't turn brown. It was tasty too!
 

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I was all growned up today and cut up a whole squash all by my self <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br><br>
I peeled it with a vegetable peeler and then cut it in half and then deseeded it then cut it up into chunks. Screw buying the prepackaged stuff from now on!!!!!!!!!!!!<br><br>
ps. it did not turn brown.
 

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Wow, you're tough!<br><br>
Either that, or I need sharper knives! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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In the past i cut it in half THEN cut the skin off. This time i used a very good vegetable peeler and peeled the skin, then once it was all off, it cut in half very easily. Didn't you just get a new knife???? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">
 

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Yes! I love my new little samurai sword-thingie! Maybe I can take on a big bad butternut squash with it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">
 

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I've never peeled one, I always cut 'em in half, bake 'em and scoop out the flesh when it's done. Probably steaming is a faster way to cook it, though.
 

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It is if you want to eat them chunky. I bake if I am making soup out of them, or stuffing them with something tasty. But if I just want a side of squash I usually cut into chunks and steam.
 

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Vegetable peeler is definitely the way to go. I cut it up in chunks and add them to risotto while it's cooking. They are cooked by the time the risotto is done. Mix in a couple of dollups of pesto and it's a great dish!
 

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Cut it in half and scoop out the guts. Then, with a heavy knife cut it into slices, about 1/2-3/4" thick. Set the slices on the cutting board so they lay flat and use the knife to cut off the skin. Much easier than using a veg peeler.
 

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yeah, my one attempt at butternut squash did not end well.<br><br>
I tried to make "fries" out of it, as I'd read they were good, and they were awful.
 

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have you tried making oven fries out of sweet potatoes? Those are good! Not as firm as regular potato fries, but very good in their own way.
 

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Winter squash is easier to cut into if you stick the whole thing in the microwave for a minute or so, then cut it in half. It softens the skin or something.<br><br>
Admittedly though, I usually buy banana squash that is pre-cut into big pieces (usually about 5"x7", a perfect one-serving piece). I remove the skin with a peeler, cut into chunks (sometimes) and nuke. I love winter squash, and every time I eat it, I wonder how come I don't eat it more often!
 

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Either my oven's not hot enough, I slice 'em too thick, or I don't give them the proper timing, but my fries never turn out right.<br><br>
Following Alton Brown, for mashed sweet potatoes, they are always steamed - not as mushy as baked; not as stringy as boiled.
 

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