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Honduran Chayotes in Creamy Green Onion Sauce

Level
Easy
Prep
10 minutes
Cook
40 minutes
Servings
12 side dish servings
  • Honduran Chayotes in Creamy Green Onion Sauce is a flavorful side dish or vegetarian main entrée. Chayote is actually a fruit but for culinary purposes it is often handled like a squash or a gourd. The white sauce is made with Honduran sour cream.
KEY INGREDIENTS
Carnation
Evaporated Milk
NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk 12 oz
NET 12 fl oz (354 mL)
INGREDIENTS
  • 3 large or 4 medium chayotes, cut in halves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (12 fluid ounces) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk, divided
  • 1 cup chicken broth or water
  • 1/2 cup Honduran crema, 1/2 cup NESTLÉ Media Crema or 1/2 cup sour cream with 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper or more to taste
MAKE IT
Step 1
Place chayotes in large saucepan; cover with water. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium; cook until tender when pierced, about 40 to 45 minutes.
Step 2
Meanwhile, after 20 minutes of cooking chayotes, combine flour and 1/2 cup evaporated milk with wire whisk in small bowl until smooth. Warm remaining evaporated milk and broth in small saucepan over medium heat. Gradually stir in flour mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, until sauce comes to a boil and thickens slightly. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in crema, green onions, parsley. Season with salt and pepper, adding more to taste.
Step 3
Drain the chayotes; place on cutting board and remove seeds. Carefully cut into 1/4-inch slices. Place in serving bowl. Pour sauce over sliced chayotes; serve immediately.
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