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How to make a batter to make the dish lean: experts advise

Kateryna YagovychLS Food
Cooking in batter

Battered dishes are delicious, but they often turn out to be greasy, dry, and burning. To prevent this from happening, you need to know some simple nuances. What you use to dilute the batter plays a big role. There are several options here.

Experts from the ye.ua_gurman culinary school shared tips to help you make the right batter for any dish on their Instagram page.

Ingredients for batter

How to make a batter to make the dish juicy and lean

  • The batter is made from flour, eggs, salt, pepper, and herbs.
  • It is diluted with cold water or milk.
  • Instead of regular water, you can use mineral water. Soda makes the batter fluffy.
  • You can also use alcoholic beverages or fermented milk products. It all depends on the recipe.
  • Beat the batter thoroughly until smooth. This will make it soft and fluffy.
  • After frying, pat the dish dry with a paper towel.

The idea of cooking cauliflower in batter comes from food blogger anny.cooking. The idea was published on her Instagram page.

Cauliflower in batter

Ingredients:

  • cauliflower – 2/3
  • eggs – 2 pcs
  • milk – 3 tbsp
  • flour – 4.5 tbsp
  • salt, pepper, paprika, dry/fresh garlic
  • frying oil – 200 ml

How to cook

  1. Disassemble the cabbage into florets and boil in salted water – 4 minutes from boiling.
  2. Take it out and let it cool.
  3. For the batter, shake the eggs with spices – 1/2 tsp each of salt, paprika, and dry garlic. If the garlic is fresh, grate 1 clove.
  4. Add sour cream, milk, and shake again.
  5. Add flour and knead the batter.
  6. Pour vegetable oil into a frying pan or cauldron and heat.
  7. Dip the boiled cabbage into the batter, remove it with a fork, and fry until golden brown.
  8. Put the cooked cabbage on a napkin to drain the excess oil.

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