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Beer-Battered Fried Fava Beans and Chicken Tenders

Beer-Battered Fried Fava Beans and Chicken Tenders

Deep-fry fava beans and chicken tenders in my special beer-tempura batter. They are crispy and so yummy, and they are as tasty as the real fish & chips! Serve with avocado wasabi mayonnaise.

Ingredients: 2-3 servings

Fava beans
20, membrane removed
Chicken tenders
2, sinew removed
Onion
1/2
Store-bought tempura flour
1 cup - 200 ml
Beer
200 ml
Grainy mustard (try cassis mustard if you have!)
1 teaspoon
Salt
a pinch
Frying oil
as needed
Salt, pepper, garlic powder for seasoning the chicken
a small amount each
Ripe avocado
1/2
Mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons
Lemon juice
a small amount
Wasabi
to taste (optional)

Steps

1. Remove the thin membrane from the fava beans. Cut the each chicken tender diagonally into 5 pieces, and lightly season with salt, pepper and garlic powder (optional). Slice the onion into rounds to make onion rings.
2. Put 1 cup of store-bought tempura flour into a bowl, pour the beer, add salt and grain mustard, and mix well. Deep-fry the battered onion, fava beans, and chicken tenders in that order in 170℃ oil. (Since the chicken tenders are seasoned with garlic powder, deep-fry at the end, so that the other things won't absorb the smell).
3. Cut 1/2 of avocado into small pieces, sprinkle with lemon juice, and mix with mayonnaise. Pass the mixture through a strainer, and add wasabi little by little to make your desired spiciness. Mix well after each addition. Serve the beer-battered fries with this dip.
4. For grainy mustard, if you find cassis mustard, it's worth trying it to make this dip! It's grainy mustard with the cassis aroma (not sweet), and has a refreshing flavor. You can use the leftover to make a salad dressing or sandwich, or serve with meat dishes.

Story Behind this Recipe

I came up with this when I was thinking about various recipes using cassis mustard. When I had fish & chips, I just thought it might be delicious if I added cassis mustard to a beer batter. So I tried with store-bought tempura flour to make this easily, and it was a big success! They are so crispy and yummy!!