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Prickly Chayote Squash

The prickly chayote Squash is similar to the Chayote Squash. They have a very mild flavor and are used in dishes to pick up other flavors. Use in soup, stew, stir-fry, tempura, and a vegetable side dish.

Alternative Names

Prickly Custard Marrow, Prickly Mango Squash, Prickly Mirliton, Prickly Vegetable Pear, Spiny Chayote Squash, Spiny Custard Marrow, Spiny Mango Squash, Spiny Mirliton, Spiny Vegetable Pear

Categories

Fruit Vegetable, Winter/Hard Squash/Pumpkin

Origin

Central America, Mexico, North America

Flavor

Mild

Texture

Creamy, Firm

Prep Methods

Cut/Slice, Dice, Dredge/Bread, Grate, Marinate, Mash/Purée, Peel, Stuff

Cooking Method

As Is, Boil/Simmer, Braise, Fry/Deep-fry, Roast

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