Beer-Battered Squash Chips with Lemon Mayonnaise

A mouth-watering way to prepare slices of summer squash or zucchini, our 20-minute chips are seasoned with beer and red pepper and served with a side of lemon mayonnaise.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 6

1/2
cup mayonnaise
1
tablespoon lemon juice
2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
3
teaspoons baking powder
1
teaspoon table salt
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1
bottle or can (12 oz) dark beer, chilled
Vegetable oil for deep frying
2
zucchini or yellow summer squash, cut into 1/2-inch slices
Coarse sea salt, if desired

  • 1 In small bowl, mix mayonnaise and lemon juice; set aside.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, table salt, red pepper and beer with whisk until smooth.
  • 3 In 5-quart Dutch oven or heavy saucepan, heat 2 to 3 inches oil to 350°F. Working in small batches, dip squash slices in batter. Fry in hot oil about 2 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels; sprinkle with sea salt.
  • 4 Serve fried squash chips warm with lemon mayonnaise.

Expert Tips

Instead of chips, make squash fingers by cutting the squash into 3x1/2-inch sticks.

Club soda or seltzer water can be used in place of the beer for a nonalcoholic version.