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Battered Russians
Battered Russians

Deep-fried until crispy and golden brown, these #JustDelicious Battered Russians are served with a sweet potato pickle flavoured with tequila, lime, sugar and garlic, then topped with a fiery, aromatic ginger mayo.

Ingredients:

 

Battered Russians

 

500 g

Eskort Smoked Russians

 

flour for coating

Batter

 

250 ml

self-raising flour

125 ml

corn starch

15 ml

baking powder

350 ml

ice cold water

5 ml

cayenne pepper

Sweet potato pickle

 

2

sweet potatoes, thinly sliced

1 clove

garlic

60 ml

spring onion, chopped

1

lime, zest and juice

60 ml

tequila

30 ml

olive oil

5 ml

coarse salt

30 ml

vinegar

45 ml

castor sugar

 

salt & pepper to taste

Ginger mayo

 

125 ml

mayonnaise

10 ml

fresh ginger root

Method:

Battered Russians

  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together self-raising flour, corn starch, baking powder, ice cold water and cayenne pepper until a smooth batter forms and place in the fridge to rest for 15 minutes.

  • Lightly coat the Russians with flour and dip in batter.

  • Deep fry until golden and crispy.

Sweet potato pickle

  • Thinly slice the sweet potatoes.

  • Finely chop the garlic and spring onion.

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the zest and juice of 1 lime, tequila, olive oil, salt, vinegar, castor sugar, salt and pepper.

  • Add the sweet potato, garlic and chopped spring onion and mix together.

  • Store the pickle in a jar in the fridge for no longer than a week.

Ginger Mayo

  • Finely grate a small piece of ginger root and squeeze out the juice, either through a sieve or clean kitchen cloth.

  • Mix the ginger juice with your mayonnaise and store in the fridge.

Serving

Top your golden deep-fried Russians with the sweet potato pickle and serve with ginger mayo on the side.

 
Recipe Meal Types: - Lunch - Entertaining - Entertaining
The following product can be used with this recipe:
Eskort Russians

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