Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Beer Batter Veggies with Horseradish Dipping Sauce

This weekend, DH gave me a deep fryer (that also steams & boils) as a gift. I was so excited to use it, and fried veggies are among my favorite guilty pleasures. I'm looking forward to putting this new appliance to good use.

Beer Batter
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 beaten egg
1 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp paprika
1 1/2 cups flat, light beer

Put flour, egg, garlic salt, pepper and paprika in a mixing bowl. Add beer and whisk together.

Fried Veggies
Cut zucchini, broccoli and mushrooms into bite-size pieces. Toss in beer batter.

Heat deep fryer to 375. Carefully add coated veggies to basket and fry 3-5 minutes or until golden brown. Place on paper-towel covered plate to absorb extra oil and serve immediately.

Horseradish Sauce
1/4 cup mayonnaise
horseradish to taste

Mix together to desired spiciness. Chill before serving