Spiced Butternut Squash Fries

As you know by now, we are huge fans of butternut squash, squash in general. We recently perused one of our usual blogs and came across these amazing sweet potato fries. We thought that Sarah of Everyday Paleo had a great flavor combination in her Sweet Potato Spears and wanted to take it for a spin with butternut squash. What an ultra delicious way of making them. We made them tonight as a side dish to our Calf Liver Austrian Style and … OMG! Amazing combination.

Spiced Butternut Squash Fries

Here’s what you’ll need to make this super delicious side dish or treat:

  • 1 large Butternut Squash (peeled and cut into slices, see picture)
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • sprinkle of sea salt
  • 1 pinch of fresh ground nutmeg (tiny pinch)
  • 1/8 cup of coconut oil

Preheat oven to 425. In a freezer bag combine all spices together with the coconut oil and then toss the butternut squash fries with mixture until they are completely coated.  Spread the fries on a baking sheet, evenly. Do not crowd them. Bake for 40 minutes total, 20 minutes on each side.

Enjoy this as a wonderful snack or as an amazing side dish! Jo and Henry