History creeping in again

Spiny chayote

I know these as non-spiny veggies (perhaps botanically fruits), but these spiny chayote emote “don’t touch me.” I sure wouldn’t. Internet recipes suggest boiling the whole spiny plant-porcupine, then peeling after the flesh becomes soft. I dunno.

With the non-spiny versions, funny thing, when you peel them, or just cube them, the flesh very slightly oozes a slightly slimy slippery substance. You really notice it if you don’t have a sink to wash up in.


  1. kayak woman says:

    I dunno. Do they *taste* good? If not, seems like an awful lot of work. Also, “slimy” and “ooze”? I don’t think so.

  2. Sammy says:

    Good in soups/stews. Actually much better than they sound. Only slimy as you peel them when they’re raw.

    I think I’m giving chayotes a bad name.