if you should see this little squash at your grocery store, don't be afraid! they are really good.
thanks to LaWanda and Blondie, i learned a lot about this little critter, and how to prepare it. here's one way...it was delish.
Cut chayote in half, remove seed; peel and cut into thin slices.
Melt butter and oil in skillet. Saute onions and garlic until soft. Stir in sliced chayote; sprinkle with black pepper. Saute, stirring, for 5 minutes. If desired, cut slices in half to shorten cooking time.
Add broth to cover, bring to a boil, and simmer gently, covered, until chayote is soft, 30-35 minutes. Remove lid, add red bell pepper, stir and cook a little longer until pepper and chayote are fork-tender.
Just before serving, top with chopped cilantro.
Goes great as a side with chicken or beef.