Mar 242009

This was the first time I attempted to cook a chayote. First, here’s what it looks like next to a baseball for size reference:

For my first experiment, I decided to keep things simple. I sliced the chayote, leaving the peel on. I heated a few teaspoons of olive oil in a frying pan, and sauteed the slices until they were slightly browned. With just a dash of salt and pepper, they were ready to serve.

The taste is comparable to zucchini, although perhaps slightly sweeter, and the flesh was firm even when cooked. I can’t pinpoint why I didn’t enjoy this as much as I expected, since zucchini is one of my favorite vegetables. There are many other recipes which use chayote though, and I will try one soon!

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  3 Responses to “Chayote”

  1. It looks sort of like a granny smith apple when sliced-

  2. Very interesting. Are they expensive?

  3. So intrigued and planning on trying this soon…maybe even tonight! -Lee

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