Start heating the
Neutral Oil (to taste)
in a large pan to 320 degrees F (160 degrees C). You want the oil about 1 1/2-inches deep.
Delicata Squash (2)
in rings about 1/4 inch thick. Remove the seeds and loose fiber.
Place 1 cup of the
All-Purpose Flour (1 cup)
in a bowl. Dredge the rings in the flour.
Combine the remaining
All-Purpose Flour (3/4 cup)
Rice Flour (1/2 cup)
Salt (1/2 Tbsp)
Baking Soda (1/2 tsp)
Onion Powder (1 tsp)
Garlic Powder (1/2 tsp)
in a large bowl. Add the
Ale Beer (1 cup)
Vodka (1/2 cup)
to the flour mixture and whisk just until you have a smooth wet batter.
Place the flour-coated squash rings, a few at a time, in the bowl with the batter. Tap off the excess batter and using a skewer or chopstick, place the battered ring in the pan with the preheated oil.
Fry the rings until golden, about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes on each side. Remove and drain on a rack or a paper towel-lined plate.
When you’re done frying all the rings, drop some
Fresh Rosemary (to taste)
in the oil for about a minute on each side until it just starts to slightly brown. Remove the rosemary.
Sprinkle the fried rosemary and
Sea Salt Flakes (to taste)
over the rings. Serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce.