Crispy Delicata Squash Rings

Hello squash lover!

I uploaded this recipe yesterday, but something happened and it failed, so I apologize if you’re receiving this in your inbox twice! ANYWAY! Exciting things happening! It’s delicate squash season and I was able to share this recipe on a cooking segment for Show me St. Louis this week! Always a blast with those guys.

You will love these crispy parmesan crusted Delicata Squash Rings! They make for an amazing keto/gluten free (if you skip the bread crumbs), low carb, snack packed with ALL the delicious for a side dish or game day appetizer! These are so amazingly crunchy and yummy you could swear they are fried!

Delicata squash is a variety of winter squash with cream-coloured cylindrical fruits striped in green or orange that are cooked. As its name suggests, it has characteristically a delicate rind with a creamy texture when cooked that packs a lot of taste. My guy Tony Tomato dropped off A LOT of these for me to play with and I’m having a blast!

Here is the latest:

CRISPY DELICATA SQUASH RINGS

WHAT

  • 1 delicata squash
  • 1 egg
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cups bread crumbs (optional)
  • Sprinkle of dried oregano
  • Sprinkle of dried basil
  • Marinara sauce or other sauce of your choice

HOW

  1. Preheat oven airfryer to 390-400F. I’d using the oven, preheat it to 400F.
  2. Cut the squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Cut the squash into 1/4 inch rings.
  3. Get 2 bowls: In one bowl, whisk the egg, 2 tablespoons of water, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  4. In a second bowl, place the grated Parmesan and breadcrumbs sprinkled with dried basil and oregano.
  5. Use one hand to pick up the squash, dredge it on the egg mixture and then in the Parmesan bowl mixture moving it around until fully coated.
  6. Spray with olive oil on both sides. If using the air fryer place a single layer in air fryer basket. Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown and crispy.
  7. If using oven, line rings on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and if using the oven, bake for 20 minutes, turning it halfway. Broil on high for an additional 2 minutes to get them nice and crispy. It will be ready when crunchy and golden brown.

Serve with desired sauces I like a tangy aioli or marinara sauce.

I like a tangy aioli: Mix mayo with a bit of garlic powder, paprika and red paper flakes for an added bite!

ENJOY!

Xo, Ana

See our feature on Show me St. Louis cooking segment!

https://www.ksdk.com/mobile/article/life/food/recipes/recipe-of-the-day-crispy-delicata-squash-rings/63-4ceb07e6-cb79-4ec3-9dc4-17f6916032c0

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