Traditional Fritto Misto consists of a combination of meats, seafood and vegetables which are breaded or battered and deep fried. It makes a delicious snack or a great way to start a meal.
When making this dish just make sure you use good quality oil with a high smoke point.. You can use sunflower seed, peanut or corn oil. Even a light olive oil is tasty. It’s also better to use a lot of oil and fry in small batches. Season the vegetables with salt and pepper right after frying.
Serve Vegetable Fritto Misto with a simple lemon mayonnaise sauce or a spicy marinara sauce to enhance the flavors of the vegetables.
1/2 cup of all purpose flour
1/2 cup of semolina flour
2 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp of salt
1 cup of cold water
3 Tbls of extra virgin olive oil
6 cups of vegetable oil for deep frying
15 cauliflower florets
1 zucchini, sliced into circles
1 pound of baby portabella mushrooms, cut in half
1 medium yellow onion, sliced into rings
8 baby artichokes, trimmed, quartered and soaked in water with lemon.
8 asparagus spears
Season with salt and fresh ground black pepper
In a medium size bowl, mix together the flours, baking powder and salt.
Slowly mix in the water and oil to make the batter.
In a large pot heat the vegetable oil to 370 degrees.
Dip the vegetables into the batter and deep fry until golden brown.
Drain on a paper towel.
Season with salt and pepper while hot.
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