What’s the best way to make veggies fun to eat? Turn them into fries! Everyone loves dippable foods, and these delicata squash french fries fit the bill!
Seasoning for Delicata squash french fries
The seasoning is what makes these fries SO delicious. It’s basically an all purpose seasoning that you can use on many meals and veggies! Alternative uses for the seasoning include:
- Seasoning white or sweet potato French fries
- In a breakfast egg scramble
- On fish
- In batter for chicken tenders
- On roasted veggies
- In quiche
Delicata squash is a beautiful striped, tube like squash. The skin will peel easier than other squashes. It’s sometimes called sweet potato squash, Bohemian squash, or peanut squash.
I prefer to peel the squash before cooking so the fries will all be the same texture, not some soft and some skin. But if you prefer to keep the skin on as some do, go right ahead, the recipe won’t change at all.
How to make Delicata Squash French Fries
To start, preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Wash then peel the squash. Cut the squash lengthwise, then each piece lengthwise again. If the squash is small and you are using two of them, then only cutting them lengthwise one time may suffice.
Cut each piece into strips. Place them on a baking sheet, and drizzle with the oil.
In a small bowl, mix the spices together.
Sprinkle the spices over the squash and mix together the squash, oil, and spices with your hands. When mixed, spread them out on the pan so they are in a single layer, touching as little as possible.
Place the tray in the oven and let it bake for approximately 15-20 minutes. When finished, let cool and eat!
Dipping sauces for serving
Fries aren’t complete without something to dip them in!
There are some fabulous premade dipping sauces available, that are keto, Whole30, and Paleo too!
The New Primal is my favorite when it comes to pre-made dressings. They have quite a variety too! Naturally, your first option is ketchup. They have traditional ketchup that is NOT sweetened, but still somehow manage to make it just as yummy as the real deal! If you can’t do nightshades, don’t worry, they’ve still got you covered with a nightshade free ketchup!
Other options from The New Primal include Citrus Zest sauce, Buffalo Ranch Dressing, 3 levels of Buffalo sauce, and more!
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Other store bought, Whole30 approved dressings include Tessemaes, Ricante, and Saucy Lips! Saucy Lips is great if you’re like me and are sensitive to yeast. Their 3 hot sauces are all vinegar free!
A more budget friendly option would be to make your own dips. While it’s more time consuming, it’s great for your budget if you don’t want to wait for a sale!
Mayonnaise is the base for many Whole30 dressings, and it’s actually quite easy to make! Don’t be intimidated by it, there are a few things to do and as long as you do them, it’s foolproof to make. Read what those things are here in this basic mayonnaise recipe, which is also yeast free!
This ranch dressing is so fresh and flavorful, but tastes just like the bottled stuff! It uses fresh ingredients which are noticeable compared to buying it. It’s also paleo and whole30 compatible!
Cilantro Lime Dressing is also another fabulous dressing. It has delicious flavors and is something different than regular ketchup for fries! I love this dip so much, when I make it my husband and I put it on everything! Just beware that you may want to make extra because this dressing is SO good!
Paleo Delicata Squash Fries
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- oil avocado or olive
- Preheat the oven to 400F degrees.
- Mix seasonings together and set aside.
- Wash the squash, and if peeling, do so now. Cut lengthwise in half, then cut into fry sized strips.
- On a baking sheet, lightly coat with oil and sprinkle on seasoning. Mix thoroughly, and spread around the baking sheet in a single layer.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until softened.