Torched Pumpkin Strips - Emeril Lagasse Style!

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Total Time
30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

I stare fixadly at the TV any time I see Emeril cook. These were really fun to watch so I decided they needed to be posted for everyone to enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs yellow pumpkin, peeled and seeds removed, cut into 1/2-inch by 3-inch strips
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups dark beer
  • 1 tablespoon Emeril's Original Essence, plus more for dusting, recipe follows
  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • salt
  • 12 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 -2 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 14 cup thinly sliced green onion

Directions

  1. In a heavy, deep saucepan, heat the oil to 360°F
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, beer, and Essence. Dip the pumpkin strips into the batter, letting the excess drip off. Fry in the oil until golden, turning to brown evenly, about 2 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with salt and Essence.
  3. For the sauce: In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, honey, sesame oil, and green onions.
  4. Serve hot with the sauce.