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.

    fried squash rings on parchment lined baking pan
    Hannah Bigot

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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