Delicata Squash Rings


For a fun onion ring swap, try these crunchy jerk-seasoned squash rings. Dunk in spicy barbecue sauce for a crowd-pleasing appetizer.

Total Time:
40 mins


  • Vegetable oil for frying

  • 2 2-pound Delicata squash, trimmed and cut into 1/4-inch rings, seeds removed

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon Jamaican jerk seasoning

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup water

  • 1 12 ounce bottle ginger beer or hard cider

  • Spicy bottled barbecue sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 200°F. In a large saucepan, heat 1 1/2-inches of oil to 375°F. Pat squash rings dry with paper towels. Place squash rings in a large resealable plastic bag. Add 1/2 cup flour, seal bag, and shake to coat.

  2. In a large bowl combine 1 cup flour, cornstarch, jerk seasoning, and salt. Whisk in water. Fold in ginger beer until smooth.

  3. Working in batches of 4 or 5, dip squash rings into batter and add to hot oil. Fry 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to paper towels to drain. Sprinkle with additional salt. Return oil to 375°F between batches. Keep squash warm in the oven on a baking sheet while frying remaining slices. Serve hot with spicy BBQ sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

467 Calories
28g Fat
51g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 467
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 591mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 20.5mg 103%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Potassium 394mg 8%
Folate, total 70.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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