Buttermilk Battered Fennel Fries with a Creamy Buttermilk Dipping Sauce (Emeril Lagasse) Recipe

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Buttermilk Battered Fennel Fries with a Creamy Buttermilk Dipping Sauce (Emeril Lagasse)
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  1. Preheat the oil to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine the flour, salt, and pepper in a shallow bowl. Pour the buttermilk into another bowl. Dip the fennel in the buttermilk, then dredge in the seasoned flour.
  3. Carefully place in the hot oil and fry until golden brown, about 2 1/2 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Lightly season with additional salt to taste and serve with the Buttermilk Dipping Sauce.
  4. Buttermilk Dipping Sauce:
  5. Place the cucumbers in a small bowl and sprinkle with 3/4 teaspoon of the salt. Stir to combine, then set aside while you assemble the remaining ingredients.
  6. In a small bowl combine the buttermilk, mayonnaise, garlic, dill, cayenne and salt and stir to combine well. Drain the cucumber in a small colander, then, using your hands, squeeze to remove as much excess water as possible. Add the cucumber to the buttermilk mixture and stir to thoroughly combine. Serve immediately or refrigerate, covered, for up to 1 day in advance.
  7. Yield: about 1 1/4 cups sauce
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 4350.59 Kcal (18215 kJ)
Calories from fat 4173.63 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 463.74g 713%
Cholesterol 35.13mg 12%
Sodium 2497.97mg 104%
Potassium 927.45mg 20%
Total Carbs 68.24g 23%
Sugars 11.8g 47%
Dietary Fiber 6.04g 24%
Protein 14.73g 29%
Vitamin C 16.1mg 27%
Iron 1.9mg 10%
Calcium 327mg 33%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 475.85 Kcal (1992 kJ)
Calories from fat 456.5 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 50.72g 713%
Cholesterol 3.84mg 12%
Sodium 273.22mg 104%
Potassium 101.44mg 20%
Total Carbs 7.46g 23%
Sugars 1.29g 47%
Dietary Fiber 0.66g 24%
Protein 1.61g 29%
Vitamin C 1.8mg 27%
Iron 0.2mg 10%
Calcium 35.8mg 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 124.9
  • 128

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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