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Deep-Fried Garden Vegetables

Prep Time:30 min
Cook Time:4 min
Yield:4 to 6 servings


  • 1 1/2 cups Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour, divided
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening, for deep frying
  • Choose any combination of the following:
  • Zucchini, sliced into 1/4-inch pieces
  • Green beans, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • Large mushrooms
  • Carrot, sliced into 1/8-inch pieces
  • Sweet potato, sliced into 1/4-inch pieces
  • Green or red bell pepper, sliced into 1/2-inch stips


  1. 1.
    COMBINE 1 cup flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, pepper, garlic powder, milk and egg in medium bowl. Stir until smooth. Refrigerate 30 minutes.

  2. 2.
    MELT shortening to a depth of 2 or 3-inches in deep fryer or deep saucepan. Heat to 365ºF. Heat oven to 200ºF.

  3. 3.
    PLACE 1/2 cup flour in plastic bag. Add vegetables pieces a few at a time. Shake to coat. Shake off excess flour. Dip vegetable pieces in batter. Let excess drip off. Fry in shortening 3 or 4 minutes or until golden brown. Turn as needed for even browning. Drain on paper towels.

  4. 4.
    PLACE fried vegetables on heat-proof plate or pan in oven to keep warm until all vegetables are fried. Sprinkle lightly with salt. Serve immediately.


Serving Size (1/4 of recipe), Calories 320 (Calories from Fat 130), Total Fat 14g (Saturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 45mg, Sodium 560mg, Total Carbohydrate 40g (Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 5g), Protein 9g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 100%, Vitamin C 45%, Calcium 15%, Iron 15%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Deep-Fried Garden Vegetables 4.5 5 2 2
Very Good The fried vegies really taste good. They are crunchy and have a nice texture. They taste fresh and crisp. They are a nice occasional treat. March 27, 2013
Easy If you love deep fried you will love these veggies! Great receipe! March 7, 2013
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