This post is dedicated to my friend Abby, who inspired me to share this tip on how to cut into a stubborn winter squash when she told me she had a butternut waiting at her new apartment.
Happy Thanksgiving week to those in the U.S. (and happy Autumn harvest to the rest)! Got a squash on the menu to make? Here’s a tip for splitting squash. Why muscle through it, when you can use tools.
Stubborn winter squash
Big knife with a relatively pointy point
Meat mallet, hammer, or other mallet-like tool
See video, and diagram below.
Bonus tip: if you have a rolling squash and plan to cut it down to pieces, it helps to start with cutting the bottom off so it stands flush with your cutting board. Also see: