Chayote and Onions
photo by Bergy
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- Pare and seed the chayote.
- Cut lengthwise into 1/2-inch thick slices.
- Cut onions lengthwise into halves.
- Cut halves lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices and separate into slivers. Heat butter and oil in a skillet over medium heat until foam subsides.
- Add onions and oregano; sauté over medium-low heat until onions are golden (8-l0 minutes). Add chayote; sauté 3 minutes. Cover and cook until chayote is crisp tender (approx. 8 minutes).
- Add salt and pepper.
I really like chayote squash for a number of reasons- low cal, low carb, very versatile. This is an easy way to prepare the squash, but I do a few things differently: First, I halve and boil the chayote for about 15 minutes, to make them a little more tender. Then, I add the onions to a hot pan, with butter-flavor spray (to cut down on calories- no oil), saute them for about 3-5 minutes, then add the chayote. This is also good without oregano, or with a little shredded chedder cheese on top. I hope Darlene10 will try again, but if not, thanks for the recipe anyway!
I always said I never met a squash I didn't like -- well, I finally met one. First of all, I baked the chayote squash like I do any other. It was tasteless and horrible and I threw it out. I used the remainder with this recipe and the onions were very good. It was all right and eatable. I will never make it again. Chayote squash certainly needs a lot of help to give it taste. These are my thoughts and not reflective of the chef.
Each time I shop, I pick up a different fruit or vegetable that we haven't tried and this week it was the chayote squash. I came to this wonderful website to learn how to cook it. I wasn't even sure what it was. As a vegetarian who oftentimes steers clear of animal products, I made this for breakfast this morning (yes, breakfast) and it was delicious. I did not add the oregano to this because I did eat it in the morning and didn't think I could stomach organo that early. I felt the vegan margarine I used, along with the onions made this delightfully sweet. I love this recipe. I will continue buying chayote just to make it. I really like the crisp, crunchy texture and the sweetness of the onions. Yum. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.
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