I never heard or even saw these until this weekend. My local grocery store is starting to pack in the fall produce and I’m psyched for the change. This weekend I noticed a pile of winter squash, there was acorn, butternut, and something I never saw before, the Delicata. It was a small, cute squash, maybe 3 inches in diameter and about 6-7 inches long.
I threw one on the cart not knowing what to expect. When I got home, I researched a bit and found out they are also known as sweet potato squash or Bohemian squash. According to most sites, they are sweet, almost creamy, and I even saw recipes online for Delicata pie!
Just like most winter squash, the Delicata is low in calories, fat, and high in fiber. I couldn’t find nutritional information specifically for the squash but most winter squash varieties are about 170 calories, 2 g of fiber and no fat per cup.
I made my Delicata Steak Fries and was pleasantly surprised. The squash was sweet, easy to cut and super filling. I’ll be buying these again!
Has anyone else had this squash? How do you eat it?