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French Fried Pepper Rings

French Fried Pepper Rings

Monday, August 7, 2017

Take a break from French fries and onion rings and fry up some bell pepper rings today. You'll love the crunchy change of pace!

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French Fried Pepper Rings

Serves: 4

Cooking Time: 2 min

What You'll Need:

  • 4 green or red bell peppers (or a combination of both)
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt plus extra for sprinkling

What To Do:

  1. Slice tops off peppers and remove seeds; cut each pepper into 1/4-inch rings. Place 1 inch oil in a soup pot and heat over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking.  
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat milk, flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt until smooth.  
  3. Reduce heat to medium. Dip a few pepper rings into batter, allowing excess batter to drip back into bowl. Carefully place rings in oil one at a time; fry 2 to 3 minutes or until golden, turning halfway through cooking. Drain on paper towels. Repeat until all pepper rings are fried, adding more oil as needed.   
  4. Sprinkle with salt and serve immediately, or keep warm in a 200 degree oven until ready to serve.

Notes:

Need more ideas for all those fresh peppers you have on hand? Check out our recipe for Orzo Stuffed Peppers

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