Breaking Down a Butternut Squash
- Use your largest, sharpest knife – do not use a serrated edge flexible knife for this job
- Cut the squash in half as if sawing a log in half. Smaller pieces are easier to handle.
- Turn cut side down with the flat surface on the cutting board – root side up.
- Slice through the squash length wise across the root end.
- Using vegetable peeler, peel squash to remove thin top layer of skin.
- Dice or prepare as needed for recipe.
- Here is the link to my Butternut Squash and Leek Recipe.
Breaking down the squash in preparation for cooking can be a challenge. Cutting the squash into more manageable pieces makes it easier on your hands and does not require as much strength from when using the knife. I find the following method provides the most stability when working with squash and produces effective results with the least amount of effort.