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Sep 162013

Beer Battered Veggies

Hope everyone’s weekend was as good as ours! We did get outta Dodge on Saturday and went flea marketing and junking (like we need any more stuff!). But the trip was well worth it as we found some neat things and some very old cook books. The icing on the cake though, was a stop at a restaurant that had been recommended to us by some of the locals where we were. It took quite a long time to decide what to order as everything on the menu was so tempting and we were starving. Kenny opted for the salad bar, smoked ribs and baked beans, I on the other hand, was a very bad girl! When I read that all steaks were cut to order, I knew I had to try one, not too bad so far. My three side dishes I ordered on the other hand, was a different story! Freshly prepared sweet potato fries, fried okra and DEEP FRIED green beans; the latter of which we had been recommended to try along with the restaurant. After seeing some cole slaw being delivered to the table next to us, I asked our waitress if we could have just a little sample as it looked so good and fresh and she happily obliged, another winner. By the time we left, we were hurting something fierce and even brought home enough veggies to warm up and half of my steak for a huge sandwich. That’s what brings me to this recipe today, deep-fried veggies. I haven’t made these in a long time and the fried green beans triggered my taste buds!

broccoli and cauliflower


Beer Battered Veggies
  • 1 pkg (10 oz) frozen broccoli
  • 1 pkg (10 oz) frozen cauliflower
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teas sea salt
  • Pinch of baking powder
  • ½ teas dry mustard
  • 1 cup of beer (you know what to do with the rest!)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Oil for frying
  1. Allow frozen veggies to thaw and drain well.
  2. Combine the flour, salt, baking powder and paprika and mix well.
  3. Add the beer, egg and oil and stir until smooth.
  4. Dip veggies into the batter and deep fry in oil that has been heated to 375 degrees until golden brown.
  5. Drain well on paper towels.
  6. Note: Fresh veggies may be used, just blanch them first.


Well, I’m gonna do this real soon, but I’m gonna add some green beans to the mixture………..enjoy!


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