|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 8 to 10|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 2g||3%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||2%|
|Total Carbohydrate 34g||12%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||14%|
|Total Sugars 5g|
|Vitamin C 57mg||286%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Fritto misto is an Italian dish of various foods like vegetables, seafood, and herbs fried in a very light batter. This dish is perfect for preparing ahead of time and frying for guests as they arrive and get settled with drinks like Prosecco. You can fry in batches so the fritto misto is always warm. Sprinkle it with salt immediately after frying and try serving with a delicious garlic aioli. If you’d like to spice things up a bit, try adding one tablespoon of Calabrian chili paste to the batter.
vegetable oil, for frying
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup cornstarch
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt, plus more for topping
2 cups club soda, very cold
2 small summer squash, halved and thinly sliced
1 bunch broccolini
1 bulb fennel, thinly sliced
4 ounces large shrimp, peeled, deveined, and halved lengthwise
4 ounces baby octopus tentacles or squid
1 fruit (2-1/8" dia) lemon, thinly sliced, seeds removed
1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley
1/4 cup sage leaves
Gather the ingredients. In a large heavy-bottomed skillet, heat about 4 inches of oil to 350 F.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and 1 teaspoon salt. Whisk in the club soda slowly, careful not to overmix. The mixture will be slightly clumpy.
Dip a quarter of the vegetables, seafood, herbs, and lemon into the batter, allowing the excess to drip back into the bowl. Fry, turning to cook evenly and separating as needed, until lightly golden, about 2 minutes.
Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper towel-lined wire rack and sprinkle with salt. Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Serve hot.