Stick the squash in the microwave to soften the skin before peeling.
Just a few minutes in the microwave means you don’t have to worry about chopping off a finger when you’re hacking at that rock-hard exterior. Watch the video above for a full demonstration of the following steps.
① Prick the skin of the squash all over with a fork.
② Slice off both ends of the squash.
③ Microwave the squash for about 3½ minutes. This softens the skin considerably.
④ Let the squash cool enough to handle, or use a towel to hold it, and simply peel away the skin…