Thursday, December 5, 2013

Pumpkin fries

Now that Fall is behind us...
or at least Fall decor...
what do you do with all those pumpkins laying around?

Most people don't think these big orange ones are good to eat...I will show you differently.
A few ideas,
cut in large cubes and freeze to use for later in soups.
(think of a wintery Minestrone soup)
Another favorite thing we do is 
pumpkin fries.
At least that's what I call them.
I grew up eating is a favorite family recipe.
The steps are simple, yet this makes a great vegetable side dish.
Fist of all 

cut the pumpkin and cut the skin off.

Then cut the pumpkin in strips.
Dip the pumpkin slices in flour 
(add a few shakes of salt each time you add more flour),

shake the excess flour off,
and layer them in a baking sheet previously oiled.

When done layering,
drizzle some olive oil over the pumpkin and shake a little salt over it.
Bake at 400°F for about 30-35min, or until crisp.

Eat hot...

Stay Frugal,

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Lena said...

Hmm, I use and freeze a ton of pumpkin but I've never thought of making fries. What an awesome and healthy idea! I need to try it!

Cynthia said...

How interesting, I never would have thought to do this. I bet they are really good, I love pumpkin.


Kelly said...

I must live under a rock because I never knew you could cook pumpkin like that! Pretty neat idea. My only experience with pumpkin is good old fashioned pumpkin pie.

Anonymous said...

Now I want an oven. :-) I love this idea and since we have over 500 pie pumpkin seeds my granddaughter wants to plant next year I need all the ideas I can come up with to keep from getting bored of eating pumpkin.

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Those do look yummy! I've been making pumpkin smoothies.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

They look yummy! I will have to try it next year, pumpkins were expensive around here.

must love junk said...

Never heard of this but they look yummy! You always amaze me with your endless creativity and resourcefulness! :)

Linda said...

You are SO resourceful!!!
I used to bake and then freeze the puree for making pumpkin bread and such. This year we donated all our pumpkins to a good cause! Louis Dean's son has a ranch complete with goats, chickens, you name it! They eat anything so we hauled all our pumpkins plus Amber's pumpkins down there! They loved them!!

NanaDiana said...

Dani- I have never heard of this-it sounds delicious- xo Diana

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LittleMyoo said...

Anything with the word "fries" is okay in my book!


Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Daniela,
This also is a very healthy way of frying... as they are done in the oven! Looks really yummy and would feel great for any cold winter evening.
Thanks for sharing.

Amy of While Wearing Heels said...

I am now regretting that I tossed all my pumpkins...though, the squirrels did enjoy most of them :). Next year, I'll have to remember this brilliant suggestion.

anangloinquebec said...

Wow, that is a new one for me!! Sounds good.

Melissa Ryan said...

This is a great idea. I have two big giant pumpkins left over and three baking pumpkins that we bought to cook and never did. I might need to try this.