How To Cut Acorn Squash
It is better to learn how to cut acorn squash along with all associated nuances prior to doing the act since acorn squash is a hard skinned vegetable that can be a bit daunting to cut if you are doing it for the first time. The thick waxy peel as well as the ridges on the outside can be a bit of a tough nut to cut through. Nevertheless, it is possible if you follow the outlines given below.
Cutting Acorn Squash like a Pro
- Wash the squash well and place on cutting board.
- Trim the stem and the bottom of squash with a sharp and sturdy knife.
- Place knife in one of the valleys of the ridges and cut the squash lengthwise into two halves. You would need to use force to drive the knife through the hard skin and flesh inside. Alternately, the squash can be cut into halves horizontally.
- Spoon out the seeds, strings and entrails.
- Place squash cut face down on cutting board and using a sharp, serrated, sturdy knife cut through the ridge valleys to get wedges of squash.
- The skin of acorn squash is very hard and requires to be peeled. Use a sharp vegetable peeler or a paring knife to peel the squash wedges carefully. Peel the skin away from the flesh to get orange wedges of acorn squash.