ABC Kitchen’s Kabocha Squash Toast

A recipe for the roasted Kabocha Squash Toast from ABC Kitchen in NYC. Now I can make my absolute favorite restaurant dish at home, and it is easy!

ABC Kitchen's Kabocha Squash Toast | chezcateylou.com

It is day two of Chez CateyLou’s 1st birthday celebration! Yesterday we had a delicious chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting. Today, we are returning to where it all began – ChezCateyLou’s very first post on the delicious squash toast at ABC Kitchen here in NYC.  And now, one year later, I am sharing the recipe with you so that you can make this amazing toast at home!  ABC Kitchen’s squash toast is my absolute favorite dish that I’ve had at any restaurant, ever.  I’m literally obsessed and crave it weekly – it is kind of strange. We have been to ABC Kitchen several times this winter just to sit at the bar and eat squash toast.

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Squash Toast Girl

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One of my top 5 favorite dishes in NYC is the roasted kabocha squash toast at ABC Kitchen.  It might even be number 1 – it’s that good.  I have been known to go sit at the bar alone and order squash toast.  The flavor is just unbelievable – the toasty olive oil soaked bread is spread with creamy ricotta, and then topped with the magical squash mixture.  It is sweet, salty, and spicy all at the same time.  The fresh mint on top adds a beautiful pop of green and a fresh finish.  The first time I introduced the dish to my husband, he insisted that we only needed one order.  He was obviously wrong, and we had to order a second one to come out with dinner.  It is seriously that good!  On a recent visit, I was lamenting the fact that this restaurant is not in our neighborhood.  If it was, I would go all the time just to sit at the bar and get the squash toast.  I would become a regular, and they would call me squash toast girl.  Strange goal, I know, but I think it would be awesome to be known as squash toast girl.  This dish is seasonal, so go try it soon to avoid disappointment. … 

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