The recipe requires heating the 'vegetable oil' to exactly 375 degrees Fahrenheit with the aid of a candy thermometer.
But aren't most oils made from vegetables? Some have a smoke point less than 375.
I'm thinking of using groundnut (peanut) oil or rice bran oil as they can both cope with the temperature and don't impose too much taste.
Are there any culinary transatlanticos who could please venture an opinion on my proposed plan?
I also need to find out what the UK equivalent of 'yellow squash' is. Could it be our readily available butternut squash?