A simple batter consisting of egg and lightly seasoned flour or crumbs won't detract from the natural flavor of the vegetables. 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. We had deep-fried calamari and vegetables at a restaurant and my Wife LOVED it, so when we got home, I experimented for a few hours, and this is what I came up with.
It can be used as a base batter recipe for deep-fried calamari and vegetables, shrimp alone or with veggies, chicken, broccoli, you name it. DIRECTIONS Preheat oil in large, thick bottom pot or fryer, on medium-high heat.
Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl, add liquids, and carefully stir together. Dip veggies into batter and drop into hot oil, cooking until golden brown.
The Fat content under Nutritional attributes will be falsely high, as most of the oil drains away, and is not consumed. 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. Chicken tenders, chicken, breaded steak, breaded pork loin, shrimp, fish and anything else you would like to deep-fry.
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.
But the difference is considerable to the dredge and dip method. With a large spoon or skimmer made for deep-frying, stir the contents of the fryer, so they don't stick together.
Deep Fried Onion Rings With Dipping Sauce When I’m not sure what to make for dinner, I go to my pantry and grab a box of spaghetti as my starting point.
Deep frying uses enough oil to cover the item being deep-fried. Heat the oil to the correct temperature before adding vegetables.