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If you’re having a hard time cutting into the tough rind of that winter squash, try giving it a quick bath in simmering water first.
The rind of various winter squash is notoriously tough. So much so that dropping them on the ground is sometimes the most efficient way to open them up. If you don’t feel like smashing pumpkins, though, the Down to Earth Organic & Natural YouTube channel recommends you soften up their rinds instead. Get a large stock pot, fill it a third with water, and bring the water to a light simmer. Once it starts to bubble a little bit, turn off the heat, and carefully lower the squash into the pot. Let it sit for about two to three minutes, then flip it over inside the pot to soak for another few minutes. Then just remove it from the pot, dry it off so it’s not slippery, and it’s ready for you start cutting.
How to Cut Winter Squash | YouTube
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