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stefzehn Jan 21, 2012 01:21 PM

I bought a squash from the farmer's market mainly because I was enchanted with its mysteriously knobby beauty...

The farmer saw the delicata squash I had in my hand already and said that if I liked those, I'd love galeux d'eysine. So I bought one... And now I don't know what to do with it, lol.

I haven't been able to find many (*any) recipes for galeux d'eysine specifically. Does anyone have any helpful hints as to what I might do with it? It's awfully lovely, but I kind of just want to eat it now.

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    kengk Jan 21, 2012 01:33 PM

    You can cut it in half, scoop seeds and pulp out, and roast it cut side down on a sheet pan. Beyond that I think you could use any winter squash/pumpkin recipe. I grew Hubbard squash in the garden this year. We made a pie, "pumpkin" bread and just ate it plain.

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      wyogal Jan 21, 2012 01:45 PM

      I love squash with garlic and sage.

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        megjp Jan 22, 2012 06:38 AM

        If it's easy to peel and cube without roasting, which I don't know because I've never encountered this kind, but if it is relatively small a great lunch is to brown some butter in a skillet over medium-high heat, then toss in small-cubed winter squash and stir occasionally until nearly cooked through. During the cooking time, season with cumin, chili powder, cayenne, garlic powder, brown sugar, lime juice, and S&P to taste. Add a drained, rinsed can of black beans and continue to heat, stirring, until warmed through. Serve on rice, in tortillas or taco shells, you name it.

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          stefzehn Jan 22, 2012 07:06 AM

          Oh man... that sounds wonderful. I never would have thought to mix it with black beans. Thanks for the tip!

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            wyogal Jan 22, 2012 07:17 AM

            Beans and squash are a classic combo in old, old, olden days..... native stuff. I've never had it that way, but it sounds delicious!

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