We found these cool looking gourds on sale at the store. They were 99 cents each.
Many of them came with Tenticles, or other ridges. Drew decided it would be fun to try and eat. I had been going to get one, just for decoration, but Drew insisted. So today, we tried to eat it. First, we tried to just cut it open with a regular knife.
That really didn't work, so we had to pull out the big guns.
This seemed to actually work pretty well. we got it open, and stared to clean it out.
we put the seeds in to cook, and try them on their own, just like pumpkin seeds. they tasted vaguely like popcorn, but it wasn't my favorite.
we chopped up part of the rest of it, to try it fried.
it wasn't amazing, but it wasn't horrible either. I wouldn't suggest eating it like this again. The other part, we shredded up to have as hash browns
They actually turned out pretty good. I think that if someone offered me these and told me they were hash browns, I might think they were funny colored but that they tasted just like regular hash browns.