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Vegetable Fritters In Soybean Oil

Vegetable Fritters In Soybean Oil

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Soybean oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, rich in heart-healthy fats and may support bone health. It is also versatile and very easy to use. Today we will know how to make some scrumptious vegetable fritters with soybean oil.

 

Ingredients

•             1 1/2 pounds vegetables of choice (potato, cauliflower, eggplant, broccoli, carrot, etc.)

•             1 large egg

•             1/2 cup grated or crumbled cheese

•             1/4 to 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

•             1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh herbs, or 1 teaspoon ground spices

•             1 clove garlic, minced

•             1/2 teaspoon salt

•             Freshly ground black pepper

•             2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil

•             Dipping sauce (optional)

 

Directions

•             Grate root vegetables like carrots, parsnips, and sweet potato on the large holes of a box grater. Grate and drain zucchini and summer squash. Chop and steam cauliflower and broccoli florets. Cut corn off the cob.

•             If using leafy greens like spinach, add the chopped greens and their chopped steams to salted boiling water for 30 seconds. Remove with a slotted spoon and plunge them into the ice bath to stop the cooking process. Once blanched, drain and chop the greens.

•             In a large bowl, whisk the egg thoroughly. Squeeze handfuls of wet vegetables, like blanched leafy greens or grated zucchini, to remove excess liquid before adding them to the bowl.

•             Add the cheese, 1/4 cup of flour, herbs, spices, garlic, salt, and pepper to the bowl. Use a spatula to mix everything together so that it's evenly combined.

•             Check to see if you can form a patty in your hands and it holds together. If not, add a little more flour to the mixture.

•             Heat the oil in a large skillet or frying pan, preferably cast iron or nonstick, over medium-high heat until shimmering. Drop 1/4 cup of batter into the pan, flatten it slightly with a flat spatula, and continue dropping more batter, leaving about 2 inches of space between the fritters and being careful not to overcrowd the pan.

•             Let the fritters cook undisturbed until browned on the bottom, for 2 to 3 minutes. Flip the patties with the spatula and cook until browned on the second side, for 2 to 3 minutes more.

•             Serve the fritters hot. You can also serve it with salad or sauce.