9. February 2014 14:24
I love the squashes: spaghetti, acorn, butternut, and others.
But I don't love how difficult it can be to cut them in 1/2 and that's a HUGE reason why I don't eat them more often.
I was reading something in one of my Facebook cooking groups and I thought I saw something that said to MICROWAVE the squash to soften it up, making it easier to cut.
I received a lot of squash in this week's produce co-op, so I decided I'd try to microwave technique!
To make the squash easier to cut, pierce the skin in a few spots, place it in a microwave oven and heat on high for 2 minutes. Let stand for another few minutes before carving.
My knife slid through the squash so easily!! It was wonderful!
I also tried it with the spaghetti squash, and it worked too, though I had to microwave it a little bit longer!
Do you have any tricks to cutting squash??