Pumpkin Fries | Everyday Cooking

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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.

Pumpkin Chips

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Serving Size: 6

Pumpkin Chips

Ingredients

  • 1 large pumpkin
  • Melted coconut oil or olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Dried herbs like oregano and sage or fresh if you have any

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven at 200C
  2. Cut the pumpkin in half. Using a spoon remove all the seeds and the threads.
  3. Slice the pumpkin into big chunks then peel them.
  4. Cut the pumpkin into fries.
  5. Add all the ingredients in a bowl and mix.
  6. Spread the fries on a baking tray
  7. Bake for about 45 minutes.
  8. Flip them gently halfway
  9. Keep an eye on the fries and remove them when they start to crisp up.
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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.

HAPPY PUMPKEEN!!

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3 Comments

  1. October 25, 2016 / 3:43 pm

    These look delicious Mira. Very nice work.

    • Mira
      Author
      October 25, 2016 / 5:14 pm

      Aww thank you so much Conor, You know how much that means, especially coming from you.

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