Cheesy Deep-Fried Broccoli

Cheesy Deep-Fried Broccoli

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  • Crisco All-Vegetable Shortening for deep frying

  • ¾

    Cup Pillsbury Best All Purpose Flour divided

  • 4

    Tbsps. finall shredded Cheddar Cheese, divided

  • ¼

    tsp. onion powder

  • 3

    Cups broccoli florets, cleaned and dried

  • 1

    Cup buttermilk

  • ½

    tsp. baking powder

  • ¼

    tsp. salt

  • ¼

    tsp. black pepper


1) Heat 2 or 3 inches shortening to 365F in deep fryer or deep saicepan. 2) Combine 1/4 cup flour, 2tablespoons cheese and onion powder in large resealable food storage bag. Add broccoli. Shake to coat. 3) Combine buttermilk, baking powder, remaining 1/2 cup flour, remaining 2 tablesppons cheese, salt and pepper in small bowl. Stir until smooth. Dip several broccoli pieces in batter. Drain off excess. 4) Fry a few at a time 1 or 2mins or until deep golden brown, turning as needed for even browning. Remove with slotted spoon. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately.


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