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winter squash, what kind is this

Yellow with orange stripes (not green, so probably not delicata), about 9 inches & 1 lb. what variety, and how best to cook. Would like to wait to cut open until just before I cook, but if you need interior color to ID, I will cut and photograph insides. Mystery veg of the week, anyone.

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asked about 1 year ago
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Susan W

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added about 1 year ago

Nancy, is it round? It sounds like a munchkin. I got several from my farmer last week and treated them like acorn squash. The skin was more delicate, so it was quite edible. I'm making Thomas Keller's soup with browned butter and sage.

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Nancy

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added about 1 year ago

Thanks SusanW. No not round. Long, like but not as banana squash see reputed to be. Could it still be that variety you name?

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Susan W

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added about 1 year ago

Not sure Nancy. Can you see my profile pic? The munchkins are pictured. Can you see the two round squash?

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Susan W

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added about 1 year ago

Nancy, take a look at this. Could it be a spaghetti squash variety?

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Susan W

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added about 1 year ago

Oops..here's the link.
http://www.sungoldfarm...

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added about 1 year ago

Delicata Squash or Sweet Potato Squash maybe.
The oblong delicata squash has lemon-colored skin streaked with green or orange. The meat is a cross between butternut squash and sweet potato, so much so that it is also called sweet potato squash. It is also known as Bohemian squash.

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Nancy

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added about 1 year ago

Thanks both for more info. yes, Susan, saw your phot & no it's not round, nor spaghetti squash (I know those).
Chops, I thinknk it may be delicata, which would be lovely. Thought they had to have green striped.
Will make it tonight and finish 2 ways...with maple syrup and with Zaatar & olive oil.

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Susan W

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added about 1 year ago

I saw the variegated spaghetti squash which made me wonder. A picture would be helpful..it's fun to play Nancy Drew with vegetables.

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Nancy

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added about 1 year ago

Here's the photo I thought I posted with the question.
Does this help?

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Susan W

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added about 1 year ago

What a great color. It looks like a delicata variation..sort of. Definitely not banana or spaghetti, so I think treating it like Delicata will work. I'm going to look around for fun though.

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added about 1 year ago

Looks like a delicata squash to me. Both green stripes and orangish-brown stripes are commonplace. The stripe color can be very deep, other times it can be quite light.

Very tasty, enjoy.

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Nancy

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added about 1 year ago

Cooked it sweet (with maple syrup, like acorn squash) and savory (bread pudding instead of the zaatar this time).
Both were delicious.
Squash turned soft and creamy...almost like pumpkin filling in a pie. Thanks for all your searching/suggestions.