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Batter Fried Terkettes with Lemon Tartar Sauce

Batter Fried Terkettes with Lemon Tartar Sauce

Serves 4-6.

Ingredients:

Terkettes:

  • 1/2 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 c water
  • 20 oz can Terkettes, drained or 2 c Terkettes-Style seitan
  • oil for deep frying
  • tartar sauce*

*Tartar Sauce:

  • 1/3 c mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tsp minced onion
  • 1/2 tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper

Directions:

Terkettes:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder, salt, Old Bay, and pepper until well blended.
  2. In a small bowl, beat together the egg and water and add this liquid slowly to the dry ingredients, whisking until smooth.
  3. Set in refrigerator for 15 minutes or so.
  4. In a deep fryer or a wok over medium high, heat the oil to about 365 degrees or until a one-inch square of bread dropped into the oil takes 60 seconds to brown.
  5. Batter dip the Terkettes and fry them in two or three batches until each piece is golden brown.
  6. Drain on a wire rack briefly.
  7. Serve hot with tartar sauce.

*Tartar Sauce:

  1. In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, sweet pickle relish, and minced onion.
  2. Stir in Old Bay seasoning and lemon juice.
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

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