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Fried Haricot Vert with Spicy Aioli

Posted by reeniek (291)
Category: Side Dishes


Recipe Details:

For Haricot Vert
about 1 lb haricot vert (French green beans), trimmed
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups club soda (plus extra in case batter is too thick) or beer
Fleur de Sel
Fresh pepper
Peanut/Canola/Corn oil for frying

For Aioli
1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
a pinch of cayenne pepper (or if you have it Zatarains)
3 tbsp mayonaise

Heat oil in a fryer or a large, deep, heavy pot (oil should be filled about 1 1/2-2 inches high) to 370 degrees (use a thermometer).

While oil is heating, combine garlic, lemon juice, oil, cayenne, and mayo to make the aioli. Stir with a fork until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

In a large bowl, combine flour, and soda water. Mix with wooden spoon until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. If batter is too thick, add a bit more soda water. Using your hands, add beans to batter, coating evenly. Add a handful of beans to the hot oil, frying until lightly golden, about 2 minutes. Remove with tongs/sieve and drain on paper towels. Season with more salt and pepper. Repeat with beans. Cover with foil to keep warm while other beans are frying.

Serve immediatly with Aioli.

Serves 6-8.

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