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Snarky 03-25-2003 01:50 PM

Is Spaghetti Squash supposed to be crunchy?
I made the spaghetti squash with garlic sage cream from Atkin's Diet Revolution...firs time with this squash. It was a small one and I cooked it 45 min. as told. Is it supposed to have a crunchy texture - or should I have cooked it even longer until it was more pasta-textured? TIA!!!

auntie3 03-25-2003 02:26 PM

It will not actually get that pasta texture. What you could try, is once it is baked, steam the "spaghetti" for a few minutes before adding your sauce to it. The main idea here is that it will have a fairly neutral flavor that will not conflict with your sauces. There is nothing, except pasta, that will have that same pasta texture.

CarolynF 03-25-2003 03:04 PM

Spaghetti squash is a crunchy little devil...However, in Squash
Browns, you don't really notice the crunch..They are wonderful..

uppermichigan 05-18-2013 09:36 AM

Can you boil the squash to make it tender?

watcher513 05-19-2013 02:49 AM

I cook it 2 different ways. Stab it 5-6 times and put in the microwave on high for 10 minutes. (12 minutes if it's a big one). Then let cool a bit, cut in half, scrape out the seeds and proceed to fork out the strands (holding it with a silicone hot pad).

The other way is, stab it a few times then 1 hour in a 350-375 F oven. Let cool a bit, then cut in half and proceed to fork the strands out. If it's not done enough I'll microwave it for a minute or 2.

Dottie 05-19-2013 05:43 AM

I just stab it 3-4 times and wrap in plastic wrap then microwave for 8-10 minutes. Let cool enough to handle, cut open, scrape the seeds out and enjoy.

uppermichigan 05-31-2013 07:17 AM

What a great flavor, just don't like the crunch as far as using it to replace spaghetti. I'll have to try using it in a different recipes.

PassionateFire 05-31-2013 07:29 AM

I cut mine in half, place cut side down on a baking sheet & pierce the skin a few times. Bake until the shell starts to collapse, never crunchy!

rosethorns 05-31-2013 03:06 PM

Mine is never crunchy I bake it. But my firstt time I made it . It was crunchy, I asked the same question.

sherrymyra 06-01-2013 06:32 PM

Mine is crunchy too. Maybe I will try cooking it longer. Also I would like it to be a bit more sticky like pasta. Is that possible?

Barbo 06-01-2013 07:14 PM

Spaghetti Squash
I cook it exactly like PassionateFire. Never a crunch.

halos 06-01-2013 08:14 PM

Off topic

I love this browned in butter like hash browns...yum yum

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