First confession, I wasn’t expecting my kids to love this as much as they did, and second I wasn’t going to add it to the website, because it’s not really much of a recipe, but last night, when I posted pictures of my dinner (I do it every night in my air fryer group, Air Fryer Recipes & Tips, everyone started asking me for the recipe.
So here it is…
It is officially squash season, at least in Philadelphia, as the cold weather is upon on us, and as a mom I try to get my kids, to eat at least one vegetable at dinner, I usually have a salad too, but today I picked up a lovely acorn squash. Squash is a great versatile vegetable that you can do almost anything to, and it usually tastes amazing. If you haven’t tried air-fried or grilled squash you are so missing out.
Squash is cooked differently in all parts of the world, from the Italian who serve it deep-fried, deep flower fritters to Turkey, where they make zucchini pancakes. It can be added to any recipe for a healthier spin on it.
When you are purchasing any type of squash here are some things to be on the lookout for:
- Squash should be firm and shiny skin without blemishes
- Ideally, the steam should be attached.
To store squash:
Keep in the refrigerator for about 4-5 days, longer than that the squash will start to wilt. Squash also can be frozen, in order to freeze, slice, then boil for about 2 minutes, then plunge into cold water. Then seal in an airtight container. Frozen acorn squash can be kept for about one year.
This is a recipe that my mother made when we were children, it was truly the only way, I would eat squash I love it, it’s a wonderful childhood memory, that I was able to pass down to my own children. I hope you and yours enjoy it, as much as I did.
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Air Fryer, Roasted Acorn Squash
This is a really easy and delicious recipe. The air fryer really roasts the flavor of the squash, which needs a very little seasoning.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: Vegetable
- Method: Air Fryer
- Cuisine: American
- 1 acorn squash
- olive oil spray
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Start by cutting the acorn squash in half.
- Scoop the seeds up with a spoon.
- Place the squash directly on the air fryer tray or in the basket.
- In a small mixing bowl, mix together the olive oil, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and honey.
- Then coat the top of the acorn squash with the mixture.
- Set the temperature to air fryer setting 400 degrees F, for 15 minutes.
- Plate, serve and enjoy!
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