Does a Chayote Squash = a Yummy Baked Potato with Butter and Sour Cream?

November 15, 2011

I recently read about this quick and easy substitute for a baked potato – the chayote fruit.  Fat to Skinny author Doug Varrieur suggests using it like a baked potato and adding sour cream and butter!  I’ve done this a couple times and love it!  Shrinking Man does not like it at all.   You be the judge.  In me it satisfied the sour cream and butter combo I have always loved and since the chayote doesn’t have much of a flavor, you primarily taste the toppings!

The chayote fruit is used in both raw and cooked forms. When cooked, chayote is usually handled like summer squash, it is generally lightly cooked to retain the crisp flavor. Raw chayote may be added to salads or salsas, and it is often marinated with lemon or lime. It can also be eaten straight, although the bland flavor makes this a dubious endeavor. Whether raw or cooked, chayote is a good source of amino acids and vitamin  C. (

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