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Fried Celery

Posted in : Side Dish on by : Daphne

Ingredients:

1 stalk celeryboiling watersalt2 eggs, separated1/2 C. light cream1 C. flour1 tsp. baking powderfat or oil for deep-frying

Instructions:

Break the celery into ribs and cut into 3″ to 4″ lengths. Place in a large skillet and add boiling water barely to cover. Add salt to taste. Cover and simmer for only 3 to 5 minutes, or until celery is barely tender. Drain well and pat dry. Combine the egg yolks and cream. Sift together the flour, 1/4 tsp. salt and the baking powder and add egg yolk mixture to make a batter. Beat the egg white until stiff, but not dry, and fold into batter. Dip the celery pieces into the batter and fry, a few at a time, in the fat or oil heated to 365°. Drain on paper towels and serve at once. Serves 8. Note: Sticks of barely tender, cooked parsnip can be dipped into the batter and deep-fried in a similar fashion to make parsnip fritters.