Beer-Battered Broccoli Bites

Beer-Battered Broccoli Bites

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Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Gold Medal™ self-rising flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup regular or nonalcoholic beer
  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing

Instructions

  1. In large bowl, mix flour, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, cheese and beer with whisk until smooth. Add broccoli; toss until well coated with batter.
  2. In deep fryer or heavy saucepan, heat 2 to 3 inches oil to 375°F. Fry broccoli in batches 2 to 3 minutes, turning once, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  3. Serve warm broccoli bites with ranch dressing for dipping.
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Notes

Self-rising flour works best in this recipe, but if you can’t find it, you can substitute 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Be sure to not crowd the fryer or pan, only frying several florets at a time. Try beer-battering and deep-frying other vegetables, such as green beans, cauliflower florets or zucchini or yellow squash slices.

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