Cut bell peppers into 1/2-inch strips and green beans into 1/2-inch pieces. If you prefer, you can use seasoned breadcrumbs or finely crushed cracker crumbs in place of flour.
Dip the vegetable pieces in the egg, then roll them in the seasoned flour or crumbs. Set the battered vegetables on a baking rack and let them rest at room temperature for about 15 minutes.
Fill a deep fat fryer with oil to a depth of 2 to 3 inches. Don't overcrowd the basket because the temperature of the oil may drop, resulting in soggy, undercooked vegetables.
This post on coatings for fried foods was inspired by an enormous piece of haddock my partner had in a fish and chip place recently. Deep-fried foods need a protective coating to stop them being damaged by the high heat and the cooking oil, otherwise they might fall apart, dry out, lose flavor and absorb fat.
This is very light coating for fried foods is not suitable for deep frying and is best for delicate items. When applying batter it is a good idea to first give the food a light coating of flour to help it stick.
Rest the batter for 30 minutes before using to allow the gluten to relax or will shrink and expose the fish or whatever you have under it. ~ Sift together the flour and salt (plus other seasonings if you wish).~ Gradually whisk in the water to form a smooth batter.
80g yellow cornmeal60g plain flour1/2 teaspoon baking powder tsp salt1 beaten egg120ml milk ~ Stir together the dry ingredients.~ Whisk in the wet ingredients to a smooth batter.
An easy way to apply the dry coating is to have the crumbs or cornmeal in a deep straight sided box. Mix together equal quantities of yellow cornmeal and plain flour together with seasonings; salt, black pepper and perhaps paprika and cayenne to taste.
Olive oil, cooked quinoa, Scotia cheese, lime wedges, guacamole and 2 more The perfect coating for deep-fried vegetables.
Add egg, water and beer to flour mix. NOTE: If you find this mixture isn't sticking, try coating your veggies with a very light coat of flour before dipping.
Pictured is a Dutch oven very similar to mine that I use for frying. If you do a lot of deep-frying like chicken, fish, shrimp or anything else in larger amounts you really need to get one.
Place a deep cast iron skillet, Dutch oven, heavy aluminum fry pot or even a Wok on the stove on med/high heat and bring oil to 325-350 degrees. I use one that hangs on the side of my favorite frying pot, a cast iron Dutch oven.
Watch the temp on your oil as you prepare the rest of the things you'll need and make sure it doesn't get too hot. If you take care of this oil in a deep fryer it can be reused many times before changing.
If covered when cool, your fryer and oil will be ready for the next time you deep-fry something. While the oil is getting to temperature: In a large bowl mix eggs and any seasoning combination that you like, be generous with the seasoning or your finished product will be bland.
It sometimes helps to add a touch of milk to the mix making an egg wash Note: If you don't add enough seasoning to your flour as well as the egg wash your finished product will be very bland.
Prepare the sliced veggies by washing and draining them, make sure you pat dry. Next shake them over the flour bowl and drop them in the egg wash.
Take them out of the egg wash and allow them to drip access back into the egg wash bowl then put in them back into the flour type mix. Now using your fingers dig down into the bottom of the bowl and continue to blend, so they are covered well.
Now take the dredged veggies out and shake over the flour bowl to remove the access. You can also chop up any of the veggies and mix with any cheese of your liking and make into balls or patties.
Make sure the cheese is shredded so it mixes well then add some egg so it sticks together along with your favorite seasoning. Then run through the dusting, egg wash process and fry.
How much you need depends on how many things you intend to deep-fry. If you go this route, take the dry veggies and drop into the mix and blend well so everything gets covered.
This is a messy operation and will leave more residue in your fryer. With a large spoon or skimmer made for deep-frying, stir the contents of the fryer, so they don't stick together.
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