4th of July in the middle of the week. Yea or Nae. My boss was nice enough to give several days off so I rather enjoyed it.
I found all of Season 2 of Downton Abbey at the library which was a 4th of July miracle, only second to my 4th of July engagement 8 years ago.
trying to be as cool as my nephews. claire swimming with eric. tubing with baron. brooks pulling my sister with his trolling motor boat. ha. claire exploring at the lake
Now to the tasty stuff...
I got my recipe for the batter from Mommy's Kitchen. I loved this batter because it wasn't too cornmealy.
Fried Green Bean, Pickles and Green Tomatoesvegetable oil for frying
1 - cup all purpose flour
1 - cup yellow cornmeal
1 - tablespoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1/2 - teaspoon ground red pepper
1 - cup whole buttermilk (didn't have this but made my own)
Fresh green beans, cleaned and ends snapped
Sliced pickle chips
Green tomatoes sliced
Pour 2" of oil into pan, I use a cast iron skillet. Heat over medium/high until 375*. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Dip veggies into buttermilk then into dry mix, back into buttermilk and dry ingredients to coat.
Fry veggies in batches, until golden brown and crisp, approximately 3 to 5 minutes per batch. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels. Serve warm with ranch or zesty dipping sauce.
If you fry food do you have any tips to take away the fry smell?