How to bake a Spaghetti Squash
Have you ever had spaghetti squash? It is a bazaar vegetable, but rather good. You can boil them, bake them or even microwave them… But when I was about 15 my Mom was cooking one in the microwave for dinner, she had cut it in two. But some how it sealed back together and next thing we knew it EXPLODED, blowing the microwave door open and strands of spaghetti squash all over the kitchen. Scared us to death but we still laugh about it…… SO needless today I am a bit freaked out by the thought of popping one of these into the microwave. Instead I choose to bake mine.
First you will need to find a VERY SHARP and HEAVY duty knife of cleaver. They are very hard to cut open. I have found the easiest way is to make small jabs all the way around. Then go back around again, going a little deeper, then crack it open.
You will then need to scrap out the seeds and fibers in the middle, I do it with a spoon.
Rub with a bit of olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Cover with foil and bake in the oven at 375 degrees for 45 min- 115 minutes. It depends on oven heat and how big your squash is.
Once it is cooked, you can put a fork easily into the side and it will come off in strands that look just like spaghetti.
I like it plain with butter, and salt and pepper.
Or you can eat with red sauce and meat balls .
Fall is a great time to try these, as you can pick them up at a rather thrifty price since they are in season.
Have you tired them, and what is your favorite way to eat them?