Friday, May 13, 2011

Deep Fried Veggies

Deep Fried Veggies

2 cups complete just add water pancake mix
1 3/4 cups water, add more water if you want a thinner coating
1/2 cup flour
4 cups fresh mixed vegetables, cleaned, dried
Vegetable oil for frying

In medium bowl, combine pancake mix and water. Mix well.  Place flour on wax or parchment paper.   In large saucepan, pour oil to 2 inches deep.  Heat oil over high heat.
To test if the oil is hot enough, place the end of a wooden spoon in the oil, if bubbles form around the spoon it is hot enough to deep fry.

One at a time, dredge vegetables in flour. 

Dip in pancake batter. 

Carefully place in hot oil.  Repeat process until several pieces are in the hot oil, but do not over crowd the pan.  Fry until golden brown. 

Drain on paper towel. Salt to taste.  Serve with ranch dressing.

To add a little or a lot of heat to the batter, add Tabasco sauce it the batter.

 Cauliflower: Steam until crisp tender before deep frying.

Jalapeno pepper rings: Slice into rings, remove seeds and ribs.
 For a milder flavor, blanch in boiling water for 30 seconds.  Dry before deep frying.

We deep fried mushrooms, cauliflower, jalapeno slices, green beans, onions rings, red and green bell pepper slices.  We loved all of the deep fried vegetables.  If we had to pick which one of the veggies were our favorites, I guess I would choose the green beans.    

My husband Stan’s favorite was the jalapeno slices.   Mine (our home stay daughter form Bangkok) loved the cauliflower.  Miki (our home stay daughter from Hong Kong) couldn’t pick just one.  She loved the mushrooms, onion rings, and the bell pepper slices.   

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  1. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

  2. Linda...this has to be my favorite thing you have ever posted...reminds me of tempura...What kind of dipping sauce did you use?

  3. Bo, in the picture I have ranch dressing, but I also served it with a sweet and spicy sauce that is made in Thialand. The brand is Mae Ploy and it is called Sweet Chilli Sauce. The veggies were great with whichever sauce they were dipped in.

  4. This sounds delicious, but whenever I do anything in batter I always seem to end up with more batter in the oil at the end than on the vegetable!! Diane

  5. Diane, Try dredging the vegetables in flour before you dip them in the batter. That really works for me when I deep fry anything.

  6. This is a great way to eat veggies ;)

  7. Adoro os vegetais feito desta forma, ficam perfeitos. tenha um bom fim de semana. Marta

  8. They all sound and look delicious! Who could resist those veggies? I like the wooden spoon tip for testing the oil; that's a new one to me.

  9. Wow I think that my family would love this.
    Have a fantastic week.

  10. OMG...If I have to eat my veggies then this of course is the only way to go, give me a side of ranch and I would be all set.

  11. There goes the diet again. Looks so good my fav deep fried mushrooms with dill sauce...

  12. I just love deep fried veggies and yours are looking amazingly delicious!!

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  14. Since you used pancake mix, I feel that this may be on the sweet side. Is that true?

  15. The batter has just a hint of sweetness that goes nicely with the savory vegetables. No one I tested the recipe on guessed it was pancake batter.