Chef Greg Baxtrom of Brooklyn's Olmsted — one of our top new restaurants in America — tops fried delicata squash with a flavorful combo of green tomato ketchup and seasoned puffed rice and pepitas.
Heat a few inches of oil over medium-high heat until it registers 375˚F on a deep-fry thermometer.
Dredge squash in flour, then coat with batter, shaking off any excess. Deep-fry until golden brown and super crispy, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.
Place ketchup in a squeeze bottle, and squeeze onto one side of each squash ring. Dip ketchup-side of squash into the puffed rice seasoning. Serve.