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Old 08-15-2009, 06:36 PM   #1
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Pumpkin, Alternative for Potato

I tried growing pumpkins for the 1st time...way successfull...
I'd heard they could be cooked like potatoes....mashed, whip't
and maybe fried, I dunno....anybody got in experience on this
subject? not real crazey about pumpkin pie..................BH51.

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Old 08-15-2009, 09:01 PM   #2
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I LOVE candied pumpkin!! And I roast the salt water soaked seeds into a great snack.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 cups fresh pumpkin, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
DIRECTIONS
  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Cook the pumpkin in the butter until tender, about 20 minutes. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved. Stir in the ginger and cinnamon; remove from heat and allow to cool. Transfer to a bowl and cover. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.
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Old 08-15-2009, 09:28 PM   #3
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I tried growing pumpkins for the 1st time...way successfull...
I'd heard they could be cooked like potatoes....mashed, whip't
and maybe fried, I dunno....anybody got in experience on this
subject? not real crazey about pumpkin pie..................BH51.

Pumpkin, like other winter squashes, can be baked and mashed with butter. I've never fried them but I have had sweet potato fries...
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Old 08-15-2009, 10:13 PM   #4
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with sage and garlic...
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:50 PM   #5
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Thanks for the recipe for candied pumpkin.
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Old 08-18-2009, 12:43 PM   #6
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pumpkins taste sweet already. So easiest way is to stir fry with garlic and it taste good already
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Old 08-18-2009, 12:46 PM   #7
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Right!! I ususlly use pumpkin instead of potato.. Pumpkin taste is much more sweet. I like it!
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Old 08-21-2009, 05:18 PM   #8
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it's a squash and really good for you. i prefer it cold, but try it and see. a sweet potato or butternut squash could be similar choices. i don't know how they grow, though.
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