24 Feb Fabulous Frying
The day I purchased a deep fryer, I thought: “everyone who knows me must be stunned”! I’m known for cooking and eating healthy and delicious food, but I also believe life is too short to do without flavor and deep frying. When properly executed, the frying is light, delicious, and not greasy. Every good cook should have a deep fryer and experiment with the endless possibilities regarding recipes. Calamari, southern style fried chicken, fish & chips, homemade French fries, and even squash blossoms (when in season) stuffed with ricotta cheese – out of this world! After spending a considerable amount of time in England, I became obsessed with fish & chips and pub food (in general) to be honest. Anyone who thinks you can’t find good food in England hasn’t been to a good fish & chips shop where delicious batter-fried haddock or cod is served, wrapped in newspaper and doused with malt vinegar and salt. All one needs at that point is a pint of Ale. The traditional way for frying fish & chips in England is melted beef fat, but many fry shops have now switched to vegetable oils; I like to use peanut oil. Some batters call for flour, baking powder and water, while others include milk and egg. In my recipe, a little beer is added, of course! Check out the Diva tips below to ensure a Fabulous Frying experience and above all have fun while making some heavenly pub grub!