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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This is a really easy and delicious recipe. The air fryer really roasts the flavor of the squash, which needs a very little seasoning.
- 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!