Beer Battered Nuggets

From: (Dr. Albert Hybl)

Date: 11 Sep 1993 20:14:26 -0400

Preparation of the Nuggets:- A nugget is a bite-size morsel from the
list of optional nugget ingredients.  You can use one ingredient alone
or in combination with others ingredients.  (One pound of nuggets will
yield 4-6 servings.)

Optional Nugget Ingredients:-
   Raw shrimp (shelled and deveined)
   Chicken or turkey breasts (skinned and deboned); cut into nugget sizes
   Turkey or chicken thighs (skinned and deboned); cut into nugget sizes
   Large peeled potatoes cut into 3/16 inch thick slices
   Large peeled sweet potatoes cut into 3/16 inch thick slices 
   Mushroom caps
   Bermuda onions cut and separated into rings
   Cauliflower heads
   Broccoli heads

Preheat Canola Oil or equivalent cooking oil.  Add a few drops of
sesame oil for flavor.  Use a good thermometer and bring the cooking
oil to 370 degrees F.

Beer Battering the Nuggets:-

    1 lb. nuggets                   1 c. flour
    1 t. baking powder            1/2 t. salt
    1 whole beaten egg            1/2 c. beer

Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl.  Beat in egg and
beer (Pilsner Urquell or Martiner are both good beers).  Dip nuggets
in batter, coating them well.  Fry the nuggets in cooking oil until
browned.  Drain on paper towels and keep warm.

Sweet-and-sour Pineapple Sauce for Shrimp or Chicken Nuggets:

   1 T. cornstarch                  1 t. salt
   1 T. sugar                       4 T. vinegar
 1/2 c. pineapple juice             1 c. pineapple chunks

Mix the cornstarch, sugar and salt with the vinegar.  Add pineapple
juice.  Cook over low heat, stirring steadily, until thickened.
Arrange the batter fried nuggets and pineapple chunks on a dish
and pour sauce over all.


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