Butternut

An infinitely easier way to peel butternut squash

Butternut squash is a South African and global favourite, but peeling it is hard work – trying to slice through the squash and peel the skin off is so darn difficult.  Here’s a solution that may change this butternut squash dilemma for you – forever.

The answer lies in microwaving the squash before peeling it.

This easy step saves much irritation and graft, as the microwave not only softens and loosens the skin, making it fall off more easily. It also cooks it slightly, which means you don’t have to roast it quite so long, which is an added bonus.

Here’s what to do:

1) Tell your squash it can forget about giving you a hard time. This go around you’re taking control.

2) Poke holes in the squash with a fork.

3) Slice the top and bottom off the squash.

4) Stick the squash in the microwave for three and a half minutes. (A little longer if you want.)

5) Let the squash cool slightly and then peel the skin using a vegetable peeler or knife.

6) Delight at how easily the skin comes off.

7) Cut the squash open and scoop out the pulp and seeds.

8) Chop the squash into cubes or slices, depending on how you’re going to use it.

Source: Huffington Post, see more here