FRIED SAGE WITH BEER BATTER simple and tasty vegan appetizer!
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: International
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Serves: 4
Fried sage is an appetizer I particularly love: easy, quick, and tasty! The batter I use is a classic Italian plus a few spices to improve flavor and color. I listed below my favorite spices, but feel free to experiment your favorite seasoning. The only rule is: once ready serve as soon as possible!
  • 20 medium or large sage leaves
  • 1 cup (120 g) all propose flour
  • 5 oz (250 ml) 1 cup+1 tbsp lager beer
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  1. BEER BATTERSift the flour and the powdered spices with a mesh strainer, then pour the mixture into a bowl. Now, pour the chilled beer a little at a time stirring with a spatula until obtaining a smooth batter, dense like a yogurt. Salt as needed If necessary, add more beer or flour. Finally, wrap with plastic and store in the fridge 30 minutes before using.
  2. FRIED SAGEThe beer batter fits good for any oil, but I suggest you sesame oil, or sunflowers oil, or extra-virgin olive oil. Before frying, check the batter density. Dip a sage leaf into the batter: if the batter covers the sage with a thin and consistent film, flow it into the oil heated to 355° F (180° C). Fry until golden, then place on a plate lined with paper towels with the help of a slotted spoon. Complete with a drizzle of lemon juice and serve as soon as possible.
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