Announce your commitment to squash season by putting a ring on it. A Beer Battered Delicata Squash Ring that is. You can use any beer you like for this recipe, including a non-alcoholic variety or even carbonated water. The most important factors the beer adds are 1) the bubbles, which escape from the batter during frying, and 2) the carbonation, which makes the batter slightly more acidic so less gluten is able to form. Both of these have the effect of making the crispy part more crispy and light. This recipe would be a great way to use up any leftover beers or bubbly water from a party.
Makes 4 servings as an appetizer