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Spaghetti squash

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  • #249352
    elvinelvin
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    My neighbours gave me a spaghetti squash a while back. Do they keep, like pumpkins? Any ideas on how I go about cooking it? :shrug:

    #427768
    mama
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    You are talking my all-time favourite squash!

    To cook … boil water, drop whole spagetti squash into boiling pot, cook about 15-20 minutes … drain, cut open and fork out spagetti bits, apply butter, salt and cheese (my fav) or spag-bol sauce … basically anything that goes with spagetti will go with this squash :clap:

    They keep a while, but not so long as pumpkin (probably somewhere between melon and pumkin, for keeping time).

    #427769
    elvinelvin
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    If I cook it whole the seeds will be no good for planting will they?

    #427770
    mama
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    Nope. The seeds will be destroyed by the heat, if you cook it whole.

    I’ve never tried cooking a half … my gut says it will go soggy in the water without it’s skin, but definately worth a try so you can save the seed. :hug:

    (or you could cook it whole, and PM me with your addy … I have a few spare seeds, if you are looking to grow this … either that, or pester your neighbour for some seed after you discover how yummy it is! 😀 ).

    #427771
    elvinelvin
    Member

    Hmm, might cut it in half, scrape out seeds and steam it. Leaving the skin on.

    #427772
    mama
    Member

    Do post back how steaming goes … it would be fabulous if it could be cooked and seed saved too!

    Thinking skin side down in a bamboo steamer … that could actually work!

    :hug:

    #427773
    swaggieswaggie
    Member

    Oh! These are still around?!

    Mum used to get them when I was a kid, was thinking about them again recently and wondering where to get them. Do they still sell them- haven’t seen them for years.

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