Batter is a great idea. The purpose of batter is that the products remain juicy and tender under the cover of the dough. The products keep their own taste without the direct contact with oil or other products.
What can be fried in batter?
Vegetables and fruits. Squashes or zucchini, bell pepper, onion rings and tomatoes. The very tasty thing in batter is cauliflower, but it should be boiled before cooking. Among fruits you can fry bananas, cherries, plums. In the batter can be fried mushrooms, cheese, pieces of raw fish, meat (pre-repelled), squid rings, shrimp.
In general, if suddenly your friends came, you can easily organize crunchy snack from the products, which are in the refrigerator.
For example, zucchini, tomatoes, Bulgarian pepper and squid. Cut pepper into rings (width of about 1 cm). Cut tomatoes in two parts and using a teaspoon, remove the pulp. Peel zucchini, cut lengthwise and cleaned out the seeds with a spoon. Cut zucchini into slices (thickness of about 1 cm).
Put the frozen squid into warm water and when they are defrosted, change the water and leave the squid for at least 30 minutes to soften. Cut the squid into rings of 0,5 cm.
And now the recipe of batter:
Egg — 4 pcs.
Flour — 1-1,5 cup
Water — 1 cup
Salt, a mixture of ground peppers, turmeric – according to taste.
Initially, separate the yolks from the whites.
Whites with a pinch of salt, beat with a mixer until thick foam will appear. Flour mix with turmeric, which will give it a yellowish color and flavor. Beat the yolks with salt and pepper and slowly pour a glass of ice water. In fact, the ice water is the secret of excellent crispy batter. Slowly pour flour and continue to beat until the dough will appear. Then pour beaten whites into the dough and slowly stir until it will be smooth.
Batter is ready, you can begin to fry. In a deep thick-walled pan pour a lot of refined oil. The oil should be well warmed up, you can check the oil temperature by dropping a drop of batter. If it reacts, the temperature is right. The process of frying is like that. Grab a piece using fork or tongs, drop in batter, and then in boiling oil, then the next piece. Fry for half a minute from the 2 sides. The ready pieces put on a paper towel to absorb the superfluous oil. Then put pieces on a large platter, decorate with greenery and enjoy your meal.
A small addition that I have to tell.
Batter is not health-giving food. So I recommend to wash down these pieces with Borjomi. It is just a preventive measure.