Baked and Breaded Acorn Squash
1 cup dry bread crumbs, ground fine
3/4 of a teaspoon dry thyme, crumbled (we substituted oregano with good results)
1/2 teaspoon salt
freshly ground black pepper
1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) butter, melted
1 acorn squash, halved lengthwise, seeded, and cut lengthwise into 1/4 inch slices
Put a rack in the upper 1/3 of your oven and pre-heat to 375. Stir together bread crumbs, thyme, salt and pepper to taste in a shallow bowl. Put the melted butter in another shallow bowl. Working in small batches, dip the squash slices in the butter and then the bread crumbs. Arrange on a rimmed baking sheet in one layer (I used parchment paper on the baking sheet. Easier clean up!). Bake about 20 minutes or until golden.