Thursday, April 16, 2009

A Tale of Almost Two Failures

This is a different kind of post - I don't normally post about failures in the kitchen, but this wasn't a complete loss, and I'm always looking to improve.

So, while I love burgers, I often substitute veggie for the meat. Instead of always buying them, I thought I would try and make them. Well......so far the score is Mrs Sac - 0; Veggie Burgers - 2. One recipe was my own creation, while the other was from a website. I honestly don't know what is going wrong...but if anyone has any great tried and true recipe suggestions, leave them in my feedback :)

My side dish to go with the botched Boca-wannabe veggie burgers was butternut squash fries - I have wanted to make them for a while, and finally got around to it. I tasted the fries after 40-45 minutes - and they were amazing, perfectly browned and crisped - I could have eaten all of them myself! But since my main was ruined, I had popped in a couple of chicken burgers in the oven.

So while waiting for that to be done, my fries got a little soft and nearly burnt. If you cook them according to the directions; add your own herbs seasonings, they are wonderful and will make many reappearances in my kitchen. (Sorry potatoes)

PS I'll take a much better picture next time!


Butternut Squash Fries
Hungry Girl

Ingredients:

1/2 butternut squash
kosher salt
I added 1/2 tbsp EVOO, freshly ground black pepper & 1/2 tsp garlic powder

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. Peel and de-seed your butternut squash. If you're unfamiliar with handling them, you may have a little trouble at first. They're fairly easy to peel, but you'll need a sharp knife to cut them. Once your orange friend is peeled and seed-free, slice it in half. Then cut it up into french fry shapes.


Place on a cookie sheet sprayed with non-stick spray. (I put mine in the oven while it was heating up) Cover lightly with kosher salt (I added pepper, EVOO and garlic powder) Place tray in your pre-heated oven and bake for 40 minutes or so, flipping halfway through baking process. Fries are done when they are starting to brown on the edges and get crispy. Serve with ketchup, or however else you enjoy fries or sweet potato fries!

2 comments:

gaga said...

I've had sweet potato, but never butternut squash fries. I'd love to try it though. And don't give up on those veggie burgers!

wifeplzak said...

http://bigcitycooking.blogspot.com/2008/10/garbanzo-burgers.html

These are my fav at home veg burgers. I love the idea of squash fries.