Beer-Battered Broccoli, courtesy of Food Network’s St. Patrick’s Day package
1 cup beer of your choice
1 cup flour
1/4 cup chopped parsley
Let the batter rest 1 hour. Dip 4 cups broccoli florets into the batter. Fry in 375 degrees F vegetable oil until florets are golden brown (should take about 2 minutes). Drain oil on paper towels. Serve with sour cream if desired.
Irish Grilled Cheese, courtesy of Food Network’s St. Patrick’s Day package
4 tbs softened butter
2 tbs parsley
2 tbs scallions
2 tbs chives
8 slices of bread
Irish cheddar cheese
Combine the softened butter with the parsley, scallions and chives. Spread the mixture on 4 slices of bread, top each with sliced Irish cheddar cheese and bread-and-butter-pickles. Cover with 4 more slices of bread. Spread plain butter on the outside of the sandwiches and fry in a skillet until golden on both sides. Spread the remaining herb butter on the warm sandwiches. Slice into quarters, and press the cut sides in more chopped herbs.
Avocado Hummus, courtesy of Food Network’s St. Patrick’s Day package
1/2 jalapeno pepper
Puree the avocados and jalapeno pepper in a food processor. Stir in a 7-ounce tub of hummus, a squeeze of lemon juice and a pinch of salt. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve with celery sticks or whichever vegetable you desire.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Carolyn French is an assistant editor at BettyConfidential.
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