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Butternut Squash Fries

It’s been about 2-3 years since I’ve had any type of potatoes, but luckily I was never all that crazy for potatoes to begin with. I would occasionally crave some french fries, but after a few months, the craving and thought of even eating them went away, until last week. For some odd reason I just wanted fries, but being on the GAPS, potatoes aren’t allowed. So, I decided to think of another starchy vegetable, which brought me to butternut squash. 

Butternut squash has the same like texture to a potato peeled and raw and the same sort of texture when it’s cooked. So, I figured it was a good candidate. 🙂 

These fries tasted really good, almost like sweet potato fries. My youngest sister and I ate two trays full of these delicious fries, in a matter of 10 minutes. She called for the last fry too, haha! I was pretty impressed with how much she liked them, being that she eats regular fries multiple times a week.

So that means you need to set the potatoes aside for a while and give butternut squash a chance! You won’t be disappointed. Plus, the average American (and probably everyone around the world) eats more potatoes than butternut squash, so it’s good to get vitamins from that source. 


1 butternut squash 

2-3 tbs. of olive oil

sea salt

What you’ll need

Peel and cut off the top and bottom of the squash.

Cut squash into thin fry shapes and drizzle with olive oil and sea salt.

Place cooling racks onto baking sheets and place fries on top. Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour. 

Finished fries. I waited until mine were a little crispy, but you can take your fries out when they’re cooked to your liking. Sprinkle with some more sea salt if wanted.

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