Fry Baby, Fry! Beer Battered Fried Fish and Onion Rings, Avocado Fries

Recipes in this PostRice Flour Beer Batter Fried Fish, Onion Rings, Avocado Fries and Stuffed Wontons

I don’t eat a lot of fried food, but sometimes, you have to fry. I wanted to make Avocado Fries, and considering that there was already going to be a pan of hot oil, why not throw some other things in as well?

My friend, Amber Lewis, chief cook and bottle washer, and event planner extraordinaire at Cool Dreams, makes these wonderful Bacon Wrapped Dates and Artichoke Stuffed Wontons. She suggested we make fried onions to go with our other appetizers, and I said we should make beer battered fish to go with it.

Amber’s son, Zeik, helped make sauces, including Chipotle Lime Sauce, for the onions rings and avocado fries.

Recipe: Bacon Wrapped DatesBacon Wrapped Dates

Summary: These are just so yummy you’ll be tempted to eat them all up before your serve them!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Bacon
  • Pitted Dates
  • Toothpicks

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Using a cookie sheet with a lip, put the slices of bacon on the cookie sheet, trying not to overlap as much as possible.
  3. Put the bacon in the oven and check it after 10 minutes.
  4. Continue to cook it until it is done, but not completely crisp..
  5. Remove from the oven and drain on paper towels.
  6. Wrap each date in a slice of bacon and secure with a toothpick.

Variations

You could stuff the dates with cream cheese before wrapping them.

Bacon Wrapped Dates

Preparation time: 2 minute(s)

Cooking time: 15 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 6

Culinary tradition: USA (Traditional)

My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)

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These are simply just so good! Even if you don’t like avocado, you’ll love these.

Recipe: Avocado Fries

Summary: Nutty avocado fries are crispy on the outside, and the soft inside melts in your mouth

Ingredients

  • 3 avocados, just ripe but not soft
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Have ready two dishes and a medium bowl. Put the flour on one dish, then beat the eggs in the bowl, and then put the bread crumbs on the other dish. They should be lined up, flour, eggs, crumbs.
  2. Have ready 2 cake racks sitting in 2 cookie sheets. One will be for holding the breaded avocado, the other to drain the avocado fries.
  3. Have ready a slotted spatula or 6″ diameter Chinese skimmer. Do NOT use tongs as the avocado is too delicate.
  4. Using a large knife, slice the avocado in half lengthwise, and twist the two halves apart.
  5. Take a tablespoon and run it between the flesh and the skin, not removing the flesh.
  6. On the side that does not have a seed, using a paring knife, cut three slices.
  7. Dredge the each slice first in the rice flour, then the egg, then the breadcrumbs. Put the slices on the cake rack.
  8. Now, you should have an empty avocado shell. Don’t throw it away yet.
  9. Take the large knife and sharply hit the avocado seed. The seed should become embedded in the knife. Remove the seed from the avocado, and use the empty shell to remove the seed from the knife. Throw both away.
  10. Continue this with the remaining two avocados.
  11. Put the breaded avocado in the refrigerator and let rest for at least a half and hour before frying.
    Breaded Avocado Slices
  12. Heat 3 to 4 inches of oil in a heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat. Use a thermometer to ensure the temperature is correct: 325 degrees.
  13. When the oil is ready, drop a few of the avocado slices in the oil, being sure not to over crowd it.
  14. Fry the slices about 1 minute on each side.
  15. Drain on the other cake rack, and serve immediately with Chipotle Lime Sauce.

Quick notes

When you choose the avocados, make sure they are not too soft. They should be a bit harder than the ones you would use for a salad.

Variations

You could add salt to the rice flour if you like salt on your avocado.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 5 minute(s)

Diet type: Vegetarian

Number of servings (yield): 6

Culinary tradition: USA (Nouveau)

My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)

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This sauce is wonderful with just about everything!

Recipe: Chipotle Lime Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chipotle powder
  • Juice of half a lime

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients together and put in a nice serving bowl.

Variations

Reduce or increase the amount of Chipotle powder depending on your tastes.

Preparation time: 1 minute(s)

Cooking time:

Diet type: Vegetarian

Number of servings (yield): 6

Culinary tradition: USA (Southwestern)

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Rice flour makes a light batter, and gives a light texture to fried foods. If you cannot find it at your local supermarket, you should be able to find it at an Asian market. This batter makes enough for the fish and the fried onions.

Recipe: Beer Battered Fish and Fried Onion RingsRice Flour Beer Batter Fried Fish, Onion Rings, Avocado Fries and Stuffed Wontons

Ingredients

  • 1 pound cod or other firm fish, about 3 large pieces
  • 2 onions, sliced and separated
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1 cup rice flour for dredging
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon Malt vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon course sea salt
  • 12 ounces good beer
  • oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Pat the fish dry and set aside. If the pieces are large, cut them in half so you have six pieces of fish.
  2. When you slice the onions, make sure that they are not sliced too thinly, they should be about a half an inch. Separate the slices and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the one cup of rice flour, all-purpose flour, sesame seeds, egg, vinegar, salt and beer. Mix it all together, being careful to not completely deflate the beer.
  4. Heat 3 to 4 inches oil in a heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat. Use a thermometer to ensure the temperature is correct: 325 degrees.
  5. Have ready a cake rack inside a cookie sheet. You will use that to drain the fried food.
  6. Dip an onion ring into the batter. Shake off excess and put it into the hot oil. Continue, making sure not to crowd the pot.
  7. Cook for about 2 minutes on each side, or until the coating is tan but not brown.
  8. Drain on the cake rack.
  9. Continue frying the onion rings until all are done.
  10. Dip the fish pieces in the batter and fry them, again, making sure that the pan is not too crowded. Cook about 3 minutes on each side, or until the coating is tan, bot brown.
  11. Drain on the cake rack.
  12. Serve the onions and fish with Red Pepper Sauce.

Quick notes

The malt vinegar gives this batter a very nice flavor. and since it’s already in the batter, you don’t have to put vinegar on it. The sesame seeds give a very nice crunch.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 20 minute(s)

Diet type: Pescatarian

Number of servings (yield): 6

Culinary tradition: English

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Another sauce that is really good with a lot of dishes. The red pepper sauce is made from paprika peppers and is very, very mild. You can find Armenian red pepper sauce at Mediterranean stores. Tukas is my favorite brand.

Recipe: Red Pepper Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Armenian Red Pepper Sauce
  • 1/4 cup good Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 drops Angostura Bitters

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients together and place in a nice serving bowl.

Preparation time: 1 minute(s)

Cooking time:

Diet type: Vegetarian

Number of servings (yield): 6

Culinary tradition: Armenian

My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)

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2 Responses to Fry Baby, Fry! Beer Battered Fried Fish and Onion Rings, Avocado Fries

  1. Mac says:

    Avocado Fries? You have GOT to be kidding me! They sound fantastic!

  2. Juli Falke says:

    Hi, you are a magnificent writer, and I love all of your recipes.