Typically I hate peeling things, period. Partly it's because the strips always get stuck, it takes forever, my peelers rust, etc. It drives me crazy! To be honest, it is why I very very rarely buy carrots. Slowly peeling things isn't my thing. The Deiss Julienne Peeler completely changed my mind, so much that I am going to teach you how to easily prepare butternut squash for any of your recipes. My mother has always wanted to try using butternut squash in her recipes but always held back because that tough shell was intimidating and tough. She had no clue what to do with it.
The Deiss Julienne Peeler ($21.22 regularly but you can find it on sale for ~$14) helps with so much. It is multifunctional. At a small 8.9" x 0.8" x 6.9" and a petite 3 ounces, it can peel vegetables, help in prep work by creating thin strips (julienne), remove potato eyes with the rounded tool at the end or create triangular strips with triangular tool at the other end.
Let's get to how to easily prepare a butternut squash...
1) To make preparation safe and stable, cut about 1/2" off either end of the butternut squash with a kitchen knife and discard the pieces.
2) Use a serrated peeler, or in my case, my trusty Deiss Julienne peeler, to quickly peel away the thick skin until you reach the darker orange flesh inside.
3) Cut the squash longitudinally in half as to expose the seeds.
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