My husband absolutely loves Fair Food. He goes to the fair just so he can eat his way through the midway. I, on the other hand, do not care much for Fair Food as it is costly, greasy, heavy, and cooked in oils I try to avoid. Every once in awhile I will make Bob some of his favorite Fair Foods such as Pulled BBQ Pork sandwiches, soaked and grilled corn on the cob, funnel cakes, or these tasty vegetables. It can't get any easier than this recipe.
Fool-Proof Beer Batter For Deep Fried Vegetables
1 cup unbleached flour
1 cup beer
Palm oil shortening or lard
Vegetables such as mushrooms, zucchini, onion rings, cauliflower, broccoli, sweet potato slices, or green pepper rings.*
Real sea salt
Combine flour with beer. Cover and refrigerate 3-4 hours before using.
Meanwhile, get vegetable prepared for when you want to use them; set aside till ready to use.
Heat oil in a deep fryer or 2-3 quart pan (at least 3-5" of oil) to 375 degrees F.
Dip vegetables in batter, knowcking off some of the extra, then drop into the oil to fry for 2-3 minutes, till golden brown. Salt to taste.
Drain on paper towels before serving. Serve hot.
*This batter is good to use for fish, too.