As I was surfing some food blogs, I ran across a pic of deep fried veggies. That’s where it all began.
My desire for something crispy, “breaded”, and fried!
I couldn’t get it off my mind.
Remembering how I fixed some deep fried cauliflower, I began to mentally check out the contents of my freezer.
I ran home at lunch, grabbed that bag of frozen broccoli that had been staring at me every time I opened the freezer door, and heated up the deep fryer.
I quickly threw the frozen miniature “trees” in a bowl of water and grabbed an egg and the coconut milk out of the fridge.
Reaching into the cabinet, I got out my brand new box of Carbquik and coconut flour. (I no longer use Carbquik, but a combination of almond flour and gluten free flour).
I really needed to get this all done within 55 minutes so the rush was on.
To make a long story short, I did. The results were quite tasty and satisfied that desire for something deep fried.
I think I like them more than the cauliflower! The next day I discovered they’re just as good COLD! Hope you give this recipe a try.
Spicy Deep Fried Broccoli
One 16oz bag frozen broccoli
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup Carbquik, or almond flour/gluten free flour mix
seasoning spices (Cajun spice, garlic, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, etc)
hot oil for deep frying
Rinse and thaw the frozen broccoli. Drain off the water. With a fork or whisk, mix the milk or even water with the egg. Set aside. Add your preferred spices to both cheeses, stir and set aside.
Put about a cup of broccoli florets into the egg mixture, stir around until the florets are coated with egg. Next put the florets into the cheese/Carbquik mixture (I put the cheese into a quart size freezer bag) and shake around until the broccoli florets are well coated with the cheese-flour mixture.
Have your deep fryer
ready. Carefully drop into the hot oil. Deep fry 6-8 minutes or until golden brown. Continue until all the broccoli is cooked. Drain on paper towels and serve with your preferred dipping sauce. I chose Ranch Dip.
My hubby has a deep fryer like this
and he says it will really cook! So much better than that little fry baby he had. 😉
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