Beer Battered Veggies #ModeloSummer

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It’s funny how quickly time flies. Last summer, I was in Italy absorbing the culture and of course eating lots of amazing food, grabbing anything I thought would be a delicious discovery. I remember sitting on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea at a little outdoor cafe and ordering a bag filled with beer battered veggies and fries served with a cold beer. I had never seen anything quite like it back here in the United States and was ready to adopt this new treat.

As I prep for all my Summer gatherings this year, I realize my dance card is rapidly filling up. I’ve got friends coming over for the beautiful game, a day of adult water balloon fights, my Mom’s (she’s a July Leo lion) birthday party, and our traditional picnic and movie projection evening in my backyard. How am I going to entertain my friends this Summer you ask? I’m going to serve beer battered veggies and fries with cold beer the way they do by the Tyrrhenian Sea, except I am going to incorporate my favorite beer in the recipe giving it some Mexican flavor and serve it cold: Modelo Especial®!!!!

I think Modelo Especial® is the perfect beer to use for my beer battered veggies. The full-flavored Pilsner-style Lager will make for a light, crisp beer batter that will coat my veggies perfectly and give it lots of rich taste. Modelo Especial also pairs well as a cold beverage with my beer battered veggies since it’s characterized by an orange blossom honey aroma with a hint of herb. It sounds like I’m ready for Summer. I want to bask in the sun, take in all the daylight, eat my beer battered veggies and fries, and enjoy a cold Modelo Especial. Cheers to a fun filled heated season.

Sliced veggies

Ingredients for Beer Battered Veggies:

  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 2 large zucchinis cut into ½ inch thick strips
  • 1 white onion cut into ½ inch slices (then separated into individual rings)
  • A basket of baby bella mushrooms
  • 12 oz. Modelo Especial®
  • 4 cups vegetable oil
  • French Fries

Directions:

  1. Whisk flour, baking powder, black pepper, corn starch, and salt in a bowl. Mix to combine completely.
  2. Dip the zucchini, onions, and mushrooms into the flour mixture to evenly coat. Remove them from the flour and let them rest for a few minutes on a cutting board. Flour dusted veggies
  3. Pour 12 oz of Modelo Especial® into the flour mixture and whisk until smooth and no longer lumpy. Let beer batter rest for 5 minutes. Modelo beer batter for veggies
  4. Heat vegetable oil in a small pot over a medium flame. Allow the oil to get hot.
  5. While the oil is heating dip your floured vegetables into the beer batter.
  6. Shake off excess batter and drop into the hot oil. Fry each vegetable on each side until golden and crispy. About 5 minutes each. Modelo beer battered onion rings
  7. Remove from oil with a slotted spoon and drain for a minute or two on a paper towel lined plate.
  8. Mix the beer battered veggies with french fries and serve in a paper bag with a side of ketchup, mustard, and any other condiment you love. You could even squeeze lemon on top.
  9. Enjoy with an ice cold Modelo Especial®!

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