Fish for dessert? The joke's on them when you serve up delicious deep-fried pineapple sticks. Serve warm with French Fry Cookies and Apple Coleslaw . You can save time by purchasing a container of fresh pineapple that's already peeled.
- Portion size 6 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: April 2007
- 1 pineapple peeled and cored
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/3 cup ice water
- 3 cups vegetable oil for deep frying
MethodCut pineapple lengthwise into 12 slices; set aside.
Remove 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the flour; set aside.
In bowl, whisk together remaining flour with baking soda; whisk in ice water until creamy, adding up to 2 tbsp (25 mL) more water if necessary.
In deep-fryer or deep saucepan, heat 2 inches (5 cm) deep oil to 350°F (180°C) or until 1-inch (2.5 cm) cube of white bread turns golden in 45 seconds.
Pat pineapple dry. Dredge in reserved flour to coat; dip into batter, letting excess drip back into bowl.
Fry coated pineapple, in batches, until golden, about 4 minutes. Remove to paper towel-lined tray; pat with paper towel to remove excess oil.
Nutritional facts Per serving: about
- Sodium 211 mg
- Protein 2 g
- Calories 108.0
- Total fat 4 g
- Cholesterol 0 mg
- Saturated fat trace
- Total carbohydrate 19 g
- Iron 5.0
- Folate 13.0
- Calcium 1.0
- Vitamin C 52.0