Torched Pumpkin Strips - Emeril Lagasse Style!

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READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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

  • In a heavy, deep saucepan, heat the oil to 360°F
  • 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.
  • For the sauce: In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, honey, sesame oil, and green onions.
  • Serve hot with the sauce.
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