Thursday, September 11, 2008

Butternut Hash Browns - 1 WW pts

PER SERVING (about 1 cup, entire recipe): 85 calories, 1g fat, 162mg sodium, 20g carbs, 3g fiber, 5g sugars, 2g protein -- Weight Watchers points value 1*

These are too good topped with ketchup... Mmmmmm!

Tip! You don't need any fancy equipment to quickly shred your squash. A basic potato or veggie shredder will do the trick. Just peel a small squash, deseed it, and run it thru the shredder. Weeeee!

1 heaping cup shredded butternut squash
2 tbsp. chopped onion
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
dash ground cumin
dash salt
dash pepper
additional salt and pepper, to taste
Optional toppings: ketchup, salsa, hot sauce

Spread the shredded squash out between 2 layers of paper towels. Press down to absorb as much of the moisture from the squash as possible. Repeat if necessary, until no more water can be removed.

Toss squash shreds with onion, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Bring a small to medium pan sprayed generously with nonstick spray (a 1 to 2 second spray) to high heat. Add mixture to the pan and cook for 2 minutes. Flip shreds with a spatula and cook for another 2 minutes or so (until mixture is thoroughly cooked and browned). Season to taste with more salt and pepper. If you like, top off with one or more of the optional toppings (everything tastes good topped with these things!). Enjoy!


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