Victor Protasio
Active Time
30 MIN
Total Time
35 MIN
Serves : 6

Seafood and vegetables are often the star of fritto misto (mixed fry). In this version, mkgallery’s Justin Chapple swaps in ripe but firm mangoes and sturdy halloumi cheese, showcasing their incredible versatility. A batter of fizzy club soda, flour, and cornstarch forms a crust that is light but dippable.

How to Make It

Step 1    

Heat 2 inches of neutral oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high to 360°F. Whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and 1 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Whisk in club soda until mixture is smooth and the consistency of thin pancake batter. Let batter stand 5 minutes.

Step 2    

Working in batches, dip mango wedges, halloumi pieces, scallion pieces, and lemon slices in batter, letting excess drip off; add to hot oil. Fry, turning occasionally, until golden and crispy, 1 to 3 minutes depending on size. Transfer to a wire rack set over a baking sheet. Sprinkle fritto misto with remaining 1 teaspoon salt. Serve with chile oil, for dipping.

Suggested Pairing

Melon-y, bright Loire white.

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