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How To Cook A Winter Squash

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I've always had problems safely cutting a winter squash. They are usually so hard that the knife slips off or I end up cutting it lopsided. My mother in law taught me a trick: pierce the skin with a fork or the tip of a sharp knife several times and put it in the microwave (whole) for approximately 10 minutes (depending on the size). Remove from the microwave, grab some pot holders (the squash will be really hot) and slice it in halve and scoop it out. Really easy.

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  • I'm new to cooking squash, and have been having exactly this problem. I'll try this next time! - by HSHEAJ5

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