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Making a butternut squash & chestnut purée. I need an element of crunch. What should I use?

asked by a Whole Foods Market Customer about 3 years ago
5 answers 816 views
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Lindsay-Jean Hard

Lindsay-Jean is a Contributing Writer & Editor at Food52.

added about 3 years ago

How about chopped toasted walnuts? Or one of AntoniaJames' nut recipes on the site? Like this one: http://food52.com/recipes...

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QueenSashy

QueenSashy is a trusted home cook.

added about 3 years ago

How about some shaved parmesan, crisped in the oven. Wait, even better, aged gauda...

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added about 3 years ago

hazelnuts might work nicely too.

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added about 3 years ago

Chestnuts are such a delicate flavor, so perhaps almonds? Or chopped roasted chestnuts?

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amysarah

amysarah is a trusted home cook.

added about 3 years ago

Crispy shallots also complement those types of purees well - just slice a bunch of shallots thin and saute them in oil/butter until very brown and crispy, and drain on paper towel. They keep well in the fridge, so you can do them ahead too.