Do you name your pumpkin? My children did: This Pumpkin was called ‘Beauty’. It was my first pumpkin for the season. I love seeing all the sizes and shapes of the pumpkins. Now forgive me, but I am not talking about Halloween at all. I do not get excited about pumpkin because it’s Halloween. Halloween never made sense to me! As my five year old said the other day ‘ Halloween is for the devil” some wisdom in there!
Anyway, at least here we are only going to celebrate pumpkin . So after my weekly shopping, Beauty was left there for five days. I always prefer to cook the fresher food first and I know pumpkin keeps longer. Meanwhile, I was tormented by my kids to cook the pumpkin. They were carrying the giant pumpkin everywhere in the house, calling it ‘my Beauty”. It was then thrown like a ball, again kissed as you would a Beauty and also put to bed as a baby. It’s a great feeling to see my children getting excited over the same things, a Pumpkin, but I don’t name it or kiss it.
There were explicit requests made to not cook Pumpkin soup because there has been too many soup dinners lately. Then what a joy when I saw The Little Green Spoon’s Skinny Pumpkin fries recipe. The same day Beauty was gone.
- 1 large pumpkin
- Melted coconut oil or olive oil
- Salt to taste
- Dried herbs like oregano and sage or fresh if you have any
- Preheat the oven at 200C
- Cut the pumpkin in half. Using a spoon remove all the seeds and the threads.
- Slice the pumpkin into big chunks then peel them.
- Cut the pumpkin into fries.
- Add all the ingredients in a bowl and mix.
- Spread the fries on a baking tray
- Bake for about 45 minutes.
- Flip them gently halfway
- Keep an eye on the fries and remove them when they start to crisp up.
If you’ve never tried them, then you’re missing out! Now as Indy says, these fries won’t crisp up that much, but they are equally delicious. And I am happy that another dinner was covered without any huffing or puffing! Kids happy happy mammy.
Are you going to get a pumpkin? Good Idea!
If you would rather make something sweet yet healthy with your pumpkin, I have the perfect creamy and luscious Pumpkin and Peanut Butter fudge for you. Or what about a Healthy Pumpkin Pie. No wait! you deserve more, here is a list of all of my pumpkin recipes I have cooked in last years.