Evergreen Kosher Supermarket always has a great variety of squashes, and this week I chose to buy kabocha. Kabocha squash is a Japanese squash variety (also called Japanese pumpkin) that is curiously low in carbs. Even its butternut squash ‘cousin’ has about double the carbohydrates for the same 8 ounce serving! The nice thing about kabocha is its texture. It has the same starchy feel as potato, but it with a unique sweet taste.
Since mashed potatoes pair very well with sautéed onions, I decided to create this dish along that same concept. I wanted to add a bit of a twist, though. I added in some blended scotch to the browned onions to give it a rich, malty taste. This dish does take longer to prepare than mashed potatoes with sautéed onions, but is definitely worth it.