2 large green tomatoes, diced
6 ounces fresh okra, chopped
1 shallot, minced
1/4 cup garlic chives, snipped
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 cup buttermilk
Here's what you'll do...
In a medium bowl, add dry ingredients and chives and mix together. Stir in buttermilk. Once it becomes a thick batter, add tomatoes, okra, and shallot, and gently mix together.
Set a Dutch oven over medium-high heat and add 2 inches grapeseed oil. Allow temperature to reach 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Working in small batches and using a petite scoop (#100), gently release batter into oil. Fritters should cook 1 to 2 minutes on each side.
Using a slotted spoon, remove fritters. Transfer to a paper towel lined pan to absorb any excess oil.Back Story
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Obviously, this is a seasonal recipe, but as the season change, do the same with the vegetables. In the fall, swap them for say, sweet potatoes or even mushrooms.
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