Vegetable Friture with Lemon Aioli

A light and crispy batter livens up this summer veggie friture with creamy lemon aioli.

RECIPE INFO

Serves 4

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 180 ml olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • Salt
  • 2 litres vegetable oil
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 160ml cold club soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 large zucchini, cut into sticks
  • 1 pack of white mushrooms, cut in half
  • 6 large basil leaves
  • Sea salt
  • Wedges from 1/2 lemon

METHOD

Make the aioli first. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg yolk, Dijon mustard, garlic and lemon juice. Slowly add the oil, whisking continuously. Stir in chopped parsley and season to taste with kosher salt. Set aside.

In a large enamelled cast iron pot set over medium-high heat, heat oil until a thermometer registers 200°C.

In a large bowl, beat egg whites until frothy. Fold in flour and club soda until just mixed. Season with ½ teaspoon salt. Working in batches, coat vegetables in batter and fry until just golden brown. Season with salt while hot. Serve with lemon wedges and aioli.