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Haven't got the chance to try this yet, but it looks and sounds great. Would be a great appetizer for fall! Defiantly give it a try. I will update once I get a chance to try it myself.
- Heat oven to 425°F.
- Line two baking sheets with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Microwave squash on HIGH for 2 minutes.
- Cut squash in half length and scoop out the seeds. Peel squash with vegetable peeler. Cut into quarters. Cut quarters into 4x3/4-inch sticks.
- Mix together the cornflake crumbs and the seasoned salt in a shallow dish. Pour the maple syrup into a second shallow dish. Dip the squash sticks into syrup and then coat crumb mixture. Place coated sticks in a single layer on a prepared pan.
- Bake for 45 to 60 minutes or until squash sticks are fork tender.
I thought these were okay, and I did like the crunch the flakes provided, I just didn't think it was necessary in regards to flavor. I love the flavor and natural sweetness of butternut squash, and adding syrup made it more of a dessert. I'll remember this if I ever have a dinner party theme that could involve burgers and fries, because they would be a departure from the standard fare, but for myself I'll stick to classic roasted style.