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Are gigantic pumpkins good to eat?

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BroccoliSpears Fri 03-Oct-08 21:21:25

We've been given the most enormous pumpkin (actually an acorn squash I think, but similar to a pumpkin). It is the biggest thing I've ever seen.

We're supposed to be carving it for Halloween, I think.

Was wondering, will the flesh make good eating, or is it likely to be dry and woody having gotten so huge?

traceybath Fri 03-Oct-08 21:25:23

i'd say no based on past experience - just carve for halloween.

nothot Fri 03-Oct-08 21:26:24

They normally go stringy and watery rather than woody - ifyou must eat it, roast the flesh cut into chunks and then make into soup.

platypussy Fri 03-Oct-08 21:27:15

I made pumpkin soup once from the innards of a large pumpkin and it was horrible!

traceybath Fri 03-Oct-08 21:29:02

yes i too tried the soup after roasting it and it was vile - had to be thrown away and i never do that.

Piffle Fri 03-Oct-08 21:30:50

Kabocha squash king of roast pumpkin soup
I am veritable guru of the genre
Am adoring of the pumpkin big style

BroccoliSpears Fri 03-Oct-08 21:39:19

So carve and chuck the middle then?

platypussy Fri 03-Oct-08 21:40:51

Think so - yes.

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