Beer Battered Green Bean Fries with Avocado Ranch Sauce
Serves 4 (probably)
1 lb fresh green beans
whole wheat flour
1/2 bottle of cold beer
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Oil for frying
Salt to taste
1/4 cup ranch dressing
1 pickled jalapeno (if desired)
1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
Bring a pot of water to boil and preheat oil in a pan over medium. In the meantime, puree the avocado, ranch, jalapeno, and lemon juice in food processor or with immersion blender. Place it in the refrigerator. When the water is boiling, blanch the green beans for a few minutes making sure they are still crisp. Drain and rinse with cold water. Place them on a paper towel and pat dry.
Then set up a batter station. Place a handful of four in a shallow wide bowl. Then put approximately 3/4-1 cup of flour in a large mixing bowl and blend the baking powder. stir in enough beer for the mixture to be a really thin batter, fairly soupy. Toss green beans in the flour in batches and then coat in beer batter. Remove them individually but quickly from the batter and place in hot oil. Cook til golden brown, approximately 2 minutes. Salt while they are still hot. Serve with dipping sauce.