Beer Batter Deep Fried Green Beans And/Or Okra

Total Time
25mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Using Rice Bran oil makes a very light deep fry. RB Oil has a high smoke temperature and can be reused up to 10 times. It is also loaded with nutrition compared to other fry oils. (It's considered a nutraceutical. I discovered it via Google.) Prep and Cooking time will vary. I have a small electric deep fryer so it took awhile to cook all the batches. I only added 6 string beans at a time. Same with the Okra. Otherwise, the vegetables will drift and stick together.

Directions

  1. Preheat Rice Bran oil or other high temperature oil to 375 degrees F.
  2. Whisk the beer, flour, salt and pepper until smooth.
  3. Let mixture sit for a little bit (can be made ahead).
  4. Trim green bean ends and/or caps off okra (If using okra use only smaller young pods).
  5. Dip green beans and/or okra into the batter to coat, letting excess drip off. (I use a strainer).
  6. Fry in the oil in batches, until they are golden and crisp.
  7. Remove from oil with a strainer to a paper towel lined plate or cookie sheet.
  8. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. I use fresh ground pepper and fresh ground coarse salt.
  9. After finding I had extra batter left over, I added cinnamon and raw cane sugar to the batter and split some regular eating bananas -- battered them up and fried them too. Added drizzle of honey and scoop of vanilla ice cream -- and Viola! Tasty dessert with no hint of the aforementioned green beans nor okra.