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2 days ago
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Buttermilk Fried… Vegetables?

I recently made a large batch of buttermilk fried chicken for a family party, and it was very well received, even though I personally thought that I did an average job. Because the lovely and inimitable Wolfbad is a vegetarian, I’ve adapted the recipe for vegetables. (The recipe in question? Pioneer Woman’s Buttermilk Fried Chicken.)

You will notice a few changes from the linked recipe:
(1) I subbed rosemary and oregano in lieu of thyme. I had none of the latter and both of the former. The scent of fried batter and rosemary is amazing, so I ship this swap.
(2) I swapped in coconut oil for the suggested cooking oils, mainly for its purported health benefits. Personally I don’t taste the coconut contribution but the scent is lovely and your palate may enjoy the flavor if you detect it. If you are allergic or hate coconut, stick to your preferred frying oil.
(3) Rather than an overnight soak, I recommend a 1-2 day soak. This led to the best results for me personally, but if you only have time for overnight, or prefer it, then go for it! Also please note that if your preferred vegetables cannot withstand such a prolonged soak without turning to mush, you might want to stick to an hour soak at the most, or a quick coating at the least. Buttermilk’s viscosity is pretty great for ensuring that your breading will stick, which is why I recommend a quick coating at the very least.
(4) I drastically cut down on the frying time, because the vegetables are thin enough that they won’t need to be flipped, and I personally don’t think they need as much time in the fryer as chicken does. If you prefer to try the original fry times, I’ve included them below parenthetically.

-Up to 6 lbs hardy vegetables of your choice (or however many you can fit into 1-2 large freezer bags), chopped to your preferred length and width, but not exceeding 1 inch in height
-1 quart plus 1/4 cup buttermilk
-5 cups all-purpose flour
-3 tablespoons seasoned salt
-2 teaspoons black pepper
-2 teaspoons dried rosemary
-2 teaspoons dried oregano
-2 teaspoons paprika
-1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
-1/4 cup milk
-coconut oil

1. In a large freezer bag (or more as needed) add the vegetables with 1 quart buttermilk (save the extra 1/4 cup for later). Refrigerate for 1-2 days. When ready to fry, remove bags from fridge and set them on the counter for 30 minutes, less if you have a hot kitchen.

2. Preheat oven to 350F. Stir together the dry ingredients (flour, seasoned salt, pepper, rosemary, oregano, paprika and cayenne in a large bowl. In a small bowl combine the 1/4 cup buttermilk and the milk. Pour the milk mixture into the flour and use a fork to mix until little lumps throughout.

3. Heat 1.5 inches of oil in a deep skillet or dutch oven over medium high heat to 365F. Working in batches, thoroughly coat each buttermilk-soaked vegetable piece with the breading, pressing to adhere the breading. Add the vegetables to the oil, as many as you can fit flatly per batch. Cover pan and fry for 2-4 minutes, or until the batter has crisped sufficiently. (Original times: 5-7 mins on one side, 3-5 mins on the other side.) Keep in mind that the vegetables will continue to cook in the oven. 

4. Place the fried pieces on a wire baking rack set over a drip pan. Continue frying vegetables until you have enough to fill the baking rack. When filled, bake the vegetables for 10-15 minutes. Move these fried-and-baked vegetables to a cooling rack. Continue frying and baking the remainder of your vegetables as needed. 

4 days ago
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peaceblank:

anaivephilosopher:

jokerisms:

joker isn’t racist, he kills everyone

joker isn’t sexist, he thinks everyone that’s not him isn’t important

joker isn’t homophobic, he’s doesn’t like the batfamily in general, straight or gay or what have you

if the joker is a better person that you are, you need to reevaluate yourself

If I remember well, there’s a crossover where The Joker and Red Skull work together and when Mr J realizes RS is a nazi, he totally flips out!

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True American Joker hates Nazis, doesn’t mess with the IRS

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seanmonster:

keyofnik:

ADORABLE EXCITED BOUNCING SENSHI

MAY NOT SURVIVE SCENE

SEND HELP

YOU LEFT OUT THE BEST ONE

Bouncing evil by moonlight

Bouncing love by daylight

Never bouncing from a real fight

She is the bouncing Sailor Moon

She would never turn her bounce on a friend

She is bouncing there to defend

She is the bounce on who we can depend

She is the bouncing Sailor Moon

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6 days ago
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why-is-it-always-autumn:

AU where polyamory is 100% societally acceptable, so dystopian novels for teenage girls are forced to focus on something other than contrived love triangles.

-Katniss continues to prioritize survival and family above all else. Peeta and Gale are actually civil and caring with each other and the rest is basically the same.

-Jacob imprinting on Renesmee while dating Bella and Edward leads to a heart wrenching meditation on predatory grooming and the way abuse is often allowed to fester in families.

-Everyone in Save the Pearls becomes self aware and realizes they’re in a pretty racist book. They revolt against the author and struggle with the internalized biases they were written to excuse.

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queenrylan:

esotericalesbians:

it breaks my heart knowing that i will never receive a blowjob

what the fuck why do so many people think they will never receive a blowjob

Because we have vaginas

With the Mr. Man, your vagina finally can! (NSFW)

(Source: sleepymalum)

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johnlockismyreligion:

livelongandgetiton:

ormondhsacker:

christinefuckingchapel:

is that you hobby lobby

Am I the only one that’s a just a tiny bit pissed off that this is still an issue?

The Original Series wasn’t even in the general VICINITY of fucking around yo

I have always found the behavior of the inhabitants of Gideon incomprehensible, even when I was a child: they refuse to use condoms, but infecting the population with a deadly virus is okay.

Kirk’s got no patience for our backwards 2014 hypocrisies.

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1 week ago
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rosalarian:

kynelly:

hraesvelgur:

jadelyn:

georgecuntstanza:

extracapsulargundam:

exceptdissent:

perf.

then what do you want us to say

nothing tbh

Have you ever considered NOT assuming women need your commentary on their bodies, and NOT assuming their self-esteem is centered around your judgment of their fuckability factor?

and perhaps if you do feel like complimenting her looks that maybe, just maybe you might want to consider not doing it by putting down other women

a simple “you look really nice today!” is inoffensive, hurts no one, and isn’t sexually charged. go ahead and say that next time you’re thinking of saying anything else to a person.

I was walking down the street in Kansas City a few months ago, and a guy walking past me said “I really like your outfit, it looks nice,” with a genuine smile. And then he kept on moving. I was completely stunned, because it’s so rare to get a real compliment from a stranger that makes me feel good, and this was one. I barely managed to tell him thanks before he was out of earshot.

^^^ The Kansas City example. These simple, rare compliments are the ones that really brighten my day and make me feel good. I can vividly recall every time a guy walked up to me and said something along the lines of, I just wanted to say that your dress looks really nice,” or “I really like your boots, they look great on you,” or “that haircut looks great, you really pull it off,” or “I just wanted to say that you look really lovely,” before continuing on his way and letting me continue on mine. Maybe they were interested, maybe they weren’t, but what matters is that they were respectful of me and of other women, and they were genuine. I always, always thank people for these kinds of compliments, so that they know they impacted me in a good way, and to reinforce that yes, this is how we should relate to each other! 

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1 week ago
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southernshellsandweddingbells:

THIS IS LITERALLY A DESCRIPTION OF MY LIFE


Behold, the real reason I wear dresses.

southernshellsandweddingbells:

THIS IS LITERALLY A DESCRIPTION OF MY LIFE

Behold, the real reason I wear dresses.

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laughterkey:

aspiringpolymath:

bearhatalice:

ahab99:

I mean, the World Cup was great and all, but the best match in town this weekend has clearly been Paul F. Tompkins’ daylong interaction with a I assume troll, because otherwise UM! guy who is super upset that anyone might question the high art value of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Troll or no, this is glorious.

Last night at Varietopia, PFT opened with a ten minute retelling of this and ended with a rant at the men in the audience that including better female characters is not going to ruin movies, that they would barely even notice. It was amazing.

This whole thing was amazing, but I laughed so hard at #leased. I WILL see a Paul F. Tompkins show at Largo someday!

PFT is a gift.

This is why I wish Paul F Tompkins was my cool uncle.

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1 week ago
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sylveonce:

Kitty Pryde being flawless and pointing out what was wrong with Alex Summers’s “m-word” speech

sylveonce:

Kitty Pryde being flawless and pointing out what was wrong with Alex Summers’s “m-word” speech

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