Though the title may be a bit over the top, there is a funny and often heard saying that everything tastes good deep fried! While I will take the word of the more adventurous epicureans, I do enjoy the occasional evening filled with artery clogging deep fried veggies! It may seem a bit ironic that I would slice up some of my wonderful organic veggies and drop them in boiling oil! Ironic, but tasty!
There really isn't much of a recipe! If you check out the following picture you will see just how easy this is!
There are of course the fresh veggies! In the picture you can see green tomatoes, a variety of peppers, and zucchini. I also deep fried squash and okra. Before I proceed, you can marinade the veggies in whatever spices you choose. If you use a dry spice and liquid combination, or just a liquid marinade, I would recommend keeping the veggies refrigerated while marinading for about 20 minutes! FYI, I did not use a marinade and the fresh taste of the veggies was incredible. Simply whip several eggs (unfortunately my chickens won't be producing until October at the earliest) with a little water or milk in a bowl. In a second, shallow bowl, add flour; you can add dry spices to the flour as well. Heat your oil! I know my oil is ready (I don't have a temperature gage on my fryer) when a drop of water makes the oil sizzle and pop. Coat the veggies with the egg mixture, being sure to let the excess mixture run back into the bowl. *TIP: If you used a liquid marinade, do not rinse it off before dipping the veggies into the egg mixture.* Then coat the veggie with the flour by dragging it through the shallow bowl containing the flour. You should prepare several of your veggies to go in the fryer at one time. Quickly place the prepared veggies into the fryer using tongs. *To Avoid Being Splashed With HOT OIL, Be careful not to drop them in the hot oil!* When the breading turns to whatever color of brown suits your taste, simply remove the veggies from the oil with the tongs. Place them on a platter or plate that is lined with several paper towels to help remove the excess oil. Serve with your favorite dipping sauces, blue cheese dressing, ranch dressing, soy sauce, thai peanut sauce, etc. I hope you enjoy a little deep fried southern goodness!
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