Beyond French Fries! Other Vegetables Worth Frying

Beyond French Fries! Other Vegetables Worth Frying

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Emma Christensen
May 16, 2012
French fries are one of life's great pleasures. But there is a great big world of vegetables out there, just waiting to be deep-fried and dipped in ketchup. In truth, any hard vegetable that holds its form relatively well during cooking is a candidate for deep-frying. I once had some eggplant fries at a restaurant that were to die for, at least that was until I tried their string-bean fries. Most non-root vegetables benefit from some sort of coating before going into the deep fryer. Egg or milk with a quick roll in some panko crumbs will do the trick. Next time you get the frying urge, give some of these vegetables a try:
Sweet Potatoes (of course)ParsnipsEggplantGreen BeansCelery RootOkraAvocados (try these recipes!) If you're hooked on the classic, try these Beer Battered Cajun Fries.
And for your dipping pleasure:
Homemade Agave Nectar KetchupCreamy Tofu and Green Pea DipVidalia Onion Dip with Bacon CrumblesSavory Vegan Dip
Any other favorite veggies to fry up? Related: Why French Fries Aren't French But We Label Them As So It's Reader Request Week at The Kitchn! This post was requested by ejstivers. (Image: Nealey Dozier)
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