🔕 🔔
Loading…

My Basket ()

All questions

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.

Nancy is a trusted home cook.

asked almost 2 years ago

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

12 answers 410 views
730e314f caf5 438f 9a9a 998057ffb9ff  20151109 150352
Susan W

Susan W is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added almost 2 years 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.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
Nancy

Nancy is a trusted home cook.

added almost 2 years 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?

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

730e314f caf5 438f 9a9a 998057ffb9ff  20151109 150352
Susan W

Susan W is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added almost 2 years ago

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

730e314f caf5 438f 9a9a 998057ffb9ff  20151109 150352
Susan W

Susan W is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added almost 2 years ago

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

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

730e314f caf5 438f 9a9a 998057ffb9ff  20151109 150352
Susan W

Susan W is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added almost 2 years ago

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

8f5038ed 8aca 4d33 aef7 8a0ce63adc40  img00019 20100929 0432 1
sexyLAMBCHOPx

Chops is a trusted home cook.

added almost 2 years 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.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
Nancy

Nancy is a trusted home cook.

added almost 2 years 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.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

730e314f caf5 438f 9a9a 998057ffb9ff  20151109 150352
Susan W

Susan W is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added almost 2 years 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.

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
Nancy

Nancy is a trusted home cook.

added almost 2 years ago

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

F55c1639 853f 47fe ad1f ba70a8fb9428  imag0026

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

730e314f caf5 438f 9a9a 998057ffb9ff  20151109 150352
Susan W

Susan W is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added almost 2 years 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.

88afa98e fd9c 4e61 af72 03658638b6cb  eight ball 600px
cv
added almost 2 years 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.

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
Nancy

Nancy is a trusted home cook.

added almost 2 years 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.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

Loading…

Reset
Password

  Enter your email below and we'll send you instructions on how to reset your password

Account Created

Welcome!

Logged In

Enjoy!

Email Sent

Please check your email for instructions
on how to reset your password

Successfully logged out

Let's Keep in Touch!

Get the recipes and features that have us talking, plus first dibs on events and limited-batch products.

(Oh, and $10 off your order of $50 or more in the Food52 Shop, too.)

Please enter a valid email address.