This is a classier version of dipping pizza into ranch dressing. It’s the same idea! Something Italian being smushed together with someone southern and very very American.
I was about to call this a high and low but that would insulting to ranch dressing. If these two were people, yes, they’d probably grow up quite differently. They’d be going to different schools, wearing different types of clothes, speaking different languages but they’d both agree on this: anything fried dipped in ranch dressing is a big, gigantic WIN!
Last week when I was in Nashville, I went to Rolf and Daughters for dinner. It was one of the best dinners I’ve had maybe this whole entire year. It was simple and interesting and delicious all at the same time—not an easy fete!
As I was studying the menu, one of the dishes that stood out was a summer vegetable fritto misto. The idea was awesome but I didn’t order it because I was really craving a salad (this is what happens to me when I’m in a place like Nashville!). But I couldn’t stop thinking about this simple idea of frying up seasonal vegetables. I ended up doing it with fall vegetables and pairing it with ranch dressing. YASSS!
You can really use any fall vegetables you like.
I used cauliflower florets, thin slices of delicata squash, quarters of golden beets, matchsticks of carrots and sliced parsnips.
Use a combo of things or even just one or two. Just be sure to fry up some sage, too because there’s maybe nothing better. And a grilled lemon. And ranch dressing. All are musts.
Ingredients Directions Notes Just a few notes about the vegetables: 1. I sliced the delicata in half, lengthwise, and then sliced the delicata into 1/2-inch slices. Any thicker than this and I was afraid the squash wouldn't cook. 2. The florets were on the smaller size. No big trees!
Just a few notes about the vegetables:
1. I sliced the delicata in half, lengthwise, and then sliced the delicata into 1/2-inch slices. Any thicker than this and I was afraid the squash wouldn't cook.
2. The florets were on the smaller size. No big trees!