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How To Peel Acorn Squash

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How to peel Acorn Squash

To learn how to peel acorn squash, you first need to buy the squash!  You'll need a peeler, serrated knife, and cutting board. Let's peel the squash now.

Step 1

Place the acorn in a baking tray, which should be filled with about two inches of water.  Steam in the oven for 10 minutes by heating this water at 120 degrees.  Remove from the oven and let sit for about five minutes or until the squash is cool enough to handle. To peel the squash, place it horizontally on the cutting board and chop off 1/2 inch on both the ends of the squash.  This will help stablize the sqaush while you will cut it vertically. 

Step 2

Place one end of the chopped squash on the board. Slice the squash along each curvatures.  Scoop the membranes and seeds with a spoon.

Step 3

Take a slice in your palm and place it so that your palm is holding the slice and your fingers are beneath the acorn squash slice.  Take a peeler in another hand and peel skin off each slice.  Be careful so that the peeler does not slip.

Step 4

Wash the peeled slices and cut in desired shapes.

This is the easiest method for peeling an acorn squash. You need to be careful not to bruise or cut your fingers while peeling the acorn squash.  

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How To Peel Acorn Squash