Delicata Squash Rings

(serves 2-4)

Adapted from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison

2 delicata squash

1 1/2 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil

salt and freshly ground pepper

chopped fresh herb of your choice or a healthy dollop of pesto

Peel the squash with a vegetable peeler, slice off the end, and scoop out the seeds with a teaspoon.  Cut the squash into rings about 1/3 inch thick.  Heat the oil in a wide skillet, add the squash, and fry over medium heat until richly colored on the bottom, about 6 minutes.  Turn and cook on the second side until tender.  Remove to a serving plate, season with salt and pepper and garnish with fresh herbs or your favorite sauce.