Sunday, February 6, 2011

Fried Carrots & Cauliflower

I've seen a lot of posts for Superbowl snacks.  Even though we aren't football fans (un-American, I know:)), we still enjoy the parties and snacks associated with the big game.  We're planning to enjoy some fried veggies - carrots and cauliflower to be exact.  If you've never tried them, you should.  They are an absolutely wonderful treat!

  • 2 cups carrots  and cauliflower florets
  • Rendered beef fat (enough for your fryer or deep pan)
  • Kosher salt
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Cinnamon
  1. Prepare veggies (peel & cut carrots, cut cauliflower into florets). 
  2. Place in a bowl.  Cover with ice water and let sit 15-30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, heat oil in your fryer (or pan) to 325 degrees F.
  4. Once the oil has reached temperature, dry veggies and, working in batches, drop into your oil for about 3 minutes.
  5. After each batch is finished, remove from the fryer and place on towels to drain.
  6. After all of the veggies are cooked once, turn the temperature up to 375 degrees F.
  7. Working in batches, fry for another 3-4 minutes until crisp.
  8. Remove from oil and immediately season with (a little) salt, cayenne pepper, and a little cinnamon.
  9. Best served hot.