YieldsServes 8

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Preheat oven to 250°. Fill a deep pot with 2 in. oil, insert a deep-fry thermometer, and heat to 375° over medium-high heat.

Step 2
2

Mix together flours, cornmeal, baking soda, and 1 tsp. salt in a medium bowl. Slowly whisk in club soda until blended.

Step 3
3

Dip a large handful of green beans into batter. Using tongs, lift beans from batter, letting a little of excess drain, and lower a portion at a time into oil. Fry until golden brown, about 1 minute. Transfer to a large baking sheet lined with paper towels, salt to taste, and put in oven to keep warm. Repeat with remaining beans and the shallots; keep oil between 375° and 385°.

Step 4
4

Stir together mayonnaise with chili powder in a small bowl for dipping.

Step 5
5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ingredients

  Vegetable oil for frying
 1 cup all-purpose flour
 1/2 cup rice flour
 1/2 cup cornmeal
 1 teaspoon baking soda
  About 1 tsp. salt
 1 3/4 cups club soda
 1 pound green beans, ends trimmed
 2 large shallots, sliced 1/4 in. thick and broken into rings
 1/2 cup mayonnaise
 2 teaspoons chili powder

Directions

Step 1
1

Preheat oven to 250°. Fill a deep pot with 2 in. oil, insert a deep-fry thermometer, and heat to 375° over medium-high heat.

Step 2
2

Mix together flours, cornmeal, baking soda, and 1 tsp. salt in a medium bowl. Slowly whisk in club soda until blended.

Step 3
3

Dip a large handful of green beans into batter. Using tongs, lift beans from batter, letting a little of excess drain, and lower a portion at a time into oil. Fry until golden brown, about 1 minute. Transfer to a large baking sheet lined with paper towels, salt to taste, and put in oven to keep warm. Repeat with remaining beans and the shallots; keep oil between 375° and 385°.

Step 4
4

Stir together mayonnaise with chili powder in a small bowl for dipping.

Step 5
5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Fried Green Beans and Shallot Rings