Sunday, August 23, 2009

It's been so long...

But we've been loving our new mini deep fryer! Potatoes sliced thin, deep fried and topped w salt and pepper, zucchini fries, you name it. So let me share the best way to batter and fry, well, ANYTHING.

Beer-Battered Anything
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup beer (I recommend a darker beer, we used Newcastle Brown Ale)
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • salt
  • pepper
  • paprika
  • garlic powder
  • 3 large onions, sliced into rings (or zucchini in strips, or cleaned mushrooms, or...)
  • 2 quarts oil for frying
  1. Sift flour into a large bowl. In another large bowl, whisk egg yolks. Mix in beer, butter and spices to taste. Set aside 1 cup of flour for dipping the veggies. Slowly stir the egg yolk mixture into the remaining flour and mix well. Allow the mixture to stand 30 to 60 minutes.
  2. Heat deep fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. In a small bowl, stiffly beat the egg whites. Gently combine the egg whites with the batter.
  4. Coat each veggie with flour and dip into batter.
  5. Deep fry the battered veggies, several at a time, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve.
The Verdict
This was amazing on onions and zucchini! There was NOTHING left on the table. I want to try it on fish because it tasted like fish and chips batter. Wow. Just wow.

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