Butternut squash is beginning to appear at the farmers markets. Usually I oven roast them and turn it into soup. But it's still a bit hot outside for soup.
Tonight I prepared it stovetop. Friday night, I wrapped it in foil for the grill. Any way you fix it - yummo!
First I peeled the squash with a vegetable peeler. Cut it in half and scoop out the seeds. Then cut it in equal-ish sized pieces. You will need a good knife for this endeavor. Wimpy knives need not apply!
When the oil and pan are hot, add the squash. You will be tempted to stir but don't. The high heat will help to caramelize the natural sugars in the squash. After a few minutes then you can stir. Find something else to do in the kitchen to take your mind off the temptation to stand and stir.
My daughter calls it candy.