These crisp, savory snacks are a festive and satisfyingaccompaniment to a glass of wine or cocktail. The simple grapesauce can easily be made ahead of time and reheated as needed.
Recipe: Parmesan ShallotBeignets
with Roasted Grape Dipping Sauce
2 quarts seedless red grapes
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pound shallots, peeled and thinly sliced
1/4 cup butter
1 tablespoon minced garlic
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons dried thyme
2 teaspoons dried basil
1 teaspoon baking powder
4 large eggs
3 cups milk
3 cups grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 cups or more vegetable oil, for frying
Makes 12 servings.
Nutrition per serving: Calories – 510;Protein – 21g; Fat – 21g; Carbohydrate – 62g; Cholesterol -109mg;Fiber – 3g; Sodium – 954mg
Recipe and photograph courtesy of the CaliforniaTable Grape Commission.
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