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How to cut butternut squash



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amother
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Post Fri, May 24 2024, 9:31 am
What's the best way to cut without the hard work? I once read somewhere about putting it in the oven before but nothing's coming up with google.

Any help appreciated!
TIA
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BH Yom Yom




 
 
    
 

Post Fri, May 24 2024, 9:52 am
I slice off a think layer at the top and the bottom so both are flat. Stand it up on a firm surface, take a large knife and press firmly and quickly into the top. Use your palm (the hand that is not holding the knife) to firmly tap/push the knife down through the squash.
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amother
Vanilla


 

Post Fri, May 24 2024, 9:54 am
Cut butternut squash horizontally. So you get a thiner cylinder and a wide cylinder.
With a knife cut off the peels.
Dice smaller cylinder.
Cut wide cylinder in half
Scoop out seeds and cube!
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zaq




 
 
    
 

Post Fri, May 24 2024, 10:19 am
BH Yom Yom wrote:
I slice off a think layer at the top and the bottom so both are flat. Stand it up on a firm surface, take a large knife and press firmly and quickly into the top. Use your palm (the hand that is not holding the knife) to firmly tap/push the knife down through the squash.


This. You kind of rock the blade back and forth while pressing down, so the blade wiggles its way down little by little
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amother
NeonPurple


 

Post Fri, May 24 2024, 11:52 am
Put. It in the oven covered on 350 for half an hour. Take it out and it's still raw but much much easier to peel and cut
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theoneandonly




 
 
    
 

Post Fri, May 24 2024, 11:56 am
amother NeonPurple wrote:
Put. It in the oven covered on 350 for half an hour. Take it out and it's still raw but much much easier to peel and cut

You can also microwave it for a few minutes to get it softer. It might change the texture if you plan on roasting it after (I never tried) but for soup it's great.
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Dolly Welsh




 
 
    
 

Post Fri, May 24 2024, 11:57 am
Use a huge, enormous, cleaver butcher knife. Not a paring knife. Biiiigest knife. Sharpen it first.

Cut it flat, into cylinder slices. Then hack off the rind of each cylinder individually. The results won't be perfectly round. Doesn't matter.
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new oldie




 
 
    
 

Post Fri, May 24 2024, 12:00 pm
Peel it with a vegetable peeler. You might have to go around more than once. Than cut and scoop out seeds.
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Itsallfromhim




 
 
    
 

Post Sat, May 25 2024, 6:56 pm
I always sharpen my knives before cutting it.

I cut the circle and neck apart
Cut both in half then peel

Works wonders
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dazzle




 
 
    
 

Post Sat, May 25 2024, 7:36 pm
Best cooking tip I ever got- if you're blending it in a soup then you don't need to peel it! I just cut it a little smaller and cook in big chunks then blend well. You would never know the peel was left on!
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amother
IndianRed


 

Post Sat, May 25 2024, 7:41 pm
Buy frozen Can't Believe It
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amother
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Post Sat, May 25 2024, 7:43 pm
Wear a pair of disposable gloves. Getting the sap on your hands is like getting crazy glue on them . (your fingers don’t stick to each other, but you end up with spots of glue which don’t wash off easily.

Cut off (using a big, heavy knife) the top and bottom. Peel with a vegetable peeler.

Dice the top. Scoop out seeds and dice to bottom.
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ddmom




 
 
    
 

Post Sat, May 25 2024, 8:58 pm
I put it in the oven until soft and then scoop out the seeds and use the rest.
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amother
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Post Mon, May 27 2024, 8:49 pm
amother IndianRed wrote:
Buy frozen Can't Believe It


They're usually much smaller chunks... but ai have done that in the past. Much cheaper than buying precut fresh
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amother
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Post Mon, May 27 2024, 8:49 pm
amother NeonPurple wrote:
Put. It in the oven covered on 350 for half an hour. Take it out and it's still raw but much much easier to peel and cut


So this is what I wanted to know. Thanks!

And thanks everyone for the rest of the tips! I appreciate you taking time to respond!
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amother
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Post Tue, May 28 2024, 2:35 pm
amother Ballota wrote:
Wear a pair of disposable gloves. Getting the sap on your hands is like getting crazy glue on them . (your fingers don’t stick to each other, but you end up with spots of glue which don’t wash off easily.

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I have never found this to be the case. Maybe your squash is not what we call butternut here. There are many kinds of hard squashes.
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