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Old 03-25-2003, 01:50 PM   #1
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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!!!
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Old 03-25-2003, 02:26 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 03-25-2003, 03:04 PM   #3
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Spaghetti squash is a crunchy little devil...However, in Squash
Browns, you don't really notice the crunch..They are wonderful..
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:36 AM   #4
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Can you boil the squash to make it tender?
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:49 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 05-19-2013, 05:43 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:17 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:29 AM   #8
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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!
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Old 05-31-2013, 03:06 PM   #9
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Mine is never crunchy I bake it. But my firstt time I made it . It was crunchy, I asked the same question.
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Old 06-01-2013, 06:32 PM   #10
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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?
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Old 06-01-2013, 07:14 PM   #11
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Spaghetti Squash

I cook it exactly like PassionateFire. Never a crunch.
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Old 06-01-2013, 08:14 PM   #12
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I love this browned in butter like hash browns...yum yum
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