HOW TO USE THOSE ODD FARMER’S MARKET VEGES – CHAYOTE SQUASH
Look for: This bumpy, dark green squash should be about four to six inches long and firm to the touch, without brown spouts or bruising, says Kim Pezza, author of The New Century Homesteader.
Tastes: The flesh has semi-crisp texture without a highly noticeable taste, making it a nice way to carry a dish’s stronger flavors.
Use it: “I peel it, cut it into strips, dip it in homemade seasoned flour, and pan-fry until crispy on the outside and tender on the inside,” Pezza says. Enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce, just like French fries.
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