So you want to start a restaurant, but one that only serves stuff on sticks. Good for you! In this instructable, I will show you how to do just that.
CAUTION: This instructable involves hot oil. Please be careful, and don't do anything stupid with it.
Step 1: Devise Your Menu
Come up with your menu. Mine was as follows:
Menu of the Day
August 20th, 2010
All items served on a stick with a bag of potato chips
#1) Louisiana Sausage – a spicy pork sausage dipped in our house-made spicy batter and fried to golden-brown perfection.
#2) Fish Taco – fresh-caught tilapia, beer battered, fried and drizzled with Mexican cream sauce
#3) Artichoke – Artichoke hearts alternated with cloves of roasted garlic drizzled with lemon juice
Step 2: Ask All Your Friends for Money
Ask all your friends for money over and over again to "invest in your restaurant" until they are no longer your friends.
Then decide you should try making the menu recipes first--to see if they are even good.
Step 3: Start Roasting the Garlic
4 heads garlic
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Peel away the outer layers of the garlic bulb skin, leaving the skins of the individual cloves intact. Using a knife, cut off 1/4 to a 1/2 inch of the top of cloves, exposing the individual cloves of garlic.
Place the garlic heads in a baking pan; muffin pans work well for this purpose. Drizzle a couple teaspoons of olive oil over each head, using your fingers to make sure the garlic head is well coated. Cover with aluminum foil. Bake at 400°F for 20 minutes.
Allow the garlic to cool enough so you can touch it without burning yourself. Use a small small knife cut the skin slightly around each clove. Use a cocktail fork or your fingers to pull or squeeze the roasted garlic cloves out of their skins.
Recipe Adapted from Simply Recipes
Step 4: Prepare the Batters
Now you will need to make the corn meal batter and beer batter. (NOTE: I ended up having to double the beer batter recipe below).
CORN MEAL BATTER
1 1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup yellow ornmeal
4 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup milk
Mix all the dry ingredients, then add eggs and milk. Mix till lump free.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 egg, beaten
1 cup beer
In a small mixing bowl add flour and egg. Stir in 1 cup beer.
Step 5: Put Food on Sticks
Start heating up a vat of oil, until it is 350 degrees.
Meanwhile, assemble the unbattered sticks. Put some Louisiana pork sausage on sticks. Put some tilapia on sticks. Take the garlic out of the oven, and, alternated with marinated artichoke hearts, put it on sticks.
Normally I'd suggest here that you invite all your friends over to eat, because this will be a lot of food, but if you've followed my instructable correctly you should have no friends at this point, so...
Step 6: Batter N' Fry
Dip the sausages in the corn meal batter, and the fish and artichoke/garlic sticks in the beer batter. Deep fry.
Step 7: Stop Deep Frying
When each item is golden brown, take them out of the oil and set on a plate.
For the fish tacos, drizzle with crema mexicana sauce. (Most supermarkets have it, it comes in a jar, with the cheeses and sour cream usually).
Drizzle the artichoke-garlic sticks with lemon juice.
Step 8: Eat
Step 9: Second Mortgage
If you liked it:
Take a second mortgage out on your house, start a restaurant, credit me with the idea.
If you didn't:
You did it wrong.
I hope you enjoyed my instructable! Thanks for reading.