Kairos Southern Fried Broccoli
Recipe courtesy of James K Jones from Kairos Kafe
4 cups Fresh Broccoli Florets
2 cups buttermilk
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp cracked white pepper
1 tsp dry Ranch dressing mix
1 tsp minced garlic
4 cups peanut oil
2 cups Self-Rising Flour
4 cups of water
In a saucepan bring water to a boil. Add a pinch of salt and a pinch of garlic. When the water comes to a rolling boil add broccoli, and then immediately remove broccoli and strain it. We only need to shock/blanch the broccoli. If you overcook it then it will be mushy.
In a mixing bowl, add Broccoli, Olive Oil, sea salt, white pepper, garlic & Ranch dressing mix. Mix the broccoli around so that the mixture coats them well.
Add buttermilk to another bowl. Add the broccoli to the buttermilk just before you're ready to cook them.
Heat Peanut oil in a large pot until it reaches about 350 degrees.
Take broccoli out of the buttermilk (don't shake it) and drop it into the flour. Roll it around until coated nicely, and drop it into the peanut oil. Fry until golden brown. Remove from oil and allow it to dry on a plate with paper towels. Serve immediately.
If you serve your favorite Ranch Dressing as a dipping sauce with this recipe it makes it even better!
GDA Cooking - March 2, 2011