View Full Version : help with raw spaghetti squash
i LOVE spaghetti squash--it's so versatile and satisfying, especially when i'm craving italian. it's a bit of a splurge for me, so before i spend the money, does it work as well raw as when it is baked or steamed? will it still break into the spaghetti strands?
any help, recipes, etc., will be much appreciated!
12-06-2006, 07:51 AM
I don't know what you're using to make the spaghetti. I use a Spirilizer. It works perfectly and the strands come out the size of angel hair. I like to use Zucchini as opposed to yellow squash.
12-06-2006, 08:02 AM
Yes it works ok, for noodles, but I also perfer to use Zucchini over spagetti squash and/or yellow squash. You get alot more bang for you buck out of a Zucchini rather then a spagetti squash.
12-06-2006, 08:07 AM
LOL!! Duh! I got it now. You are actually talking about using a spaghetti squash...like you said. :o Well, I don't now about that. From what I've seen on cooking shows, you have to boil it and/or bake it and then use a fork to get the strands. I don't think you'd get them from a raw spaghetti squash. But I could definitely be wrong. I think you should buy a spirilizer...I hope I'm spelling that right. It's a small machine that spins angel hair pasta out of veggies. If you need a link...you can get one from www.naturalzing.com. Probably many other place too. I think it costs about $20.
Sorry if I wasn't supposed to give out a link! :confused:
12-06-2006, 08:21 AM
you can fork it out, but you don't get alot out of it like you do from a zuchinni.
12-06-2006, 12:30 PM
Raw spaghetti squash has a beautiful, subtle flavor. You can cut it open and then scrape the inside with a fork so as to get strands. If you do a banana search, you'll come upon a thread with info on how to do this. However, we've found that it was a LOT of hard work so we've been grating it instead. Still yum! I have yet to try to pass it through the spiral slicer...
I, too, was wondering what else we can use spaghetti squash for. I've tried it in soup and I found it doesn't work as good as butternut. Any suggestions?
12-06-2006, 12:39 PM
Thanks Lay-Lay. I had no idea! When I was eating cooked I wanted to try one, but once I saw how troublesome the technique was I just said forget it. Might try one myself just to see how it tastes. :p
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