What in the heck is a Chayote …? Many of us were asking that question recently when we picked up our Saturday Bountiful Baskets. Well, per the Wikipedia, it is a squash of some sort. I used two of mine in a Weight Watchers soup and the other one I sliced like an apple and sautéed in butter with sugar and cinnamon – just like you would make fried apples. It turned out really good. We used it as a topping over coconut rice. I only have pictures of the process because the finished dish was gobbled up before I could take a picture of it. Try this process next time you find yourself pondering what to do with a Chayote...
1 or more Tablespoons of butter for frying pan
1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
Wash and thinly slice Chayote – set aside.
Melt butter in frying pan over medium high heat and add the Chayote slices. Toss as if stir-frying.
Add the sugar and cinnamon and continue to toss until tender.
Serve over ice cream, cake, oatmeal or just eat it warm and gooey as a standalone.
Link to Chayote: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chayote