What is fritto misto? Simply it’s a mixture of deep-fried food; it could be either meat, seafood or vegetables. We considered vegetable lovers as well in this italian fritto misto recipe, especially for fritto lovers this mixture of seafood and vegetables is just for you!
Ingredients of Fritto Misto
Vegetable oil (for frying; about 8 cups)
1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
1 cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more
2 cups chilled club soda
1 cup broccoli
1 small fennel bulb, very thinly sliced lengthwise
1 leek, white and pale-green parts only, halved lengthwise, layers separated
1 cup shiitake mushrooms
1 lemon, very thinly sliced into rounds, seeds removed, plus wedges for serving
1 cup large shrimp, peeled, deveined, halved lengthwise
1 cup squid
½ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves with tender stems
¼ cup fresh sage leaves
How to make Fritto Misto
Pour the oil into your frying pan and adjust the temperature to 350°.
Mix flour, cornstarch, baking powder, soda and salt in a large bowl.
Dip vegetables into the mixture by group and fry them for 2-3 minutes until they are golden and crispy. Move to seafood after frying vegetables first. Using a spider or slotted spoon, transfer to a paper towel–lined plate.
season with salt. Serve with lemon wedges or with any sauce that you desire.