I can't believe there are only two more live shows of The Voice left this season, which means only two more #VoiceTailgates! We flew to Los Angeles for the final episodes, therefore I've been out of the kitchen and inside the hotel mini fridge (eating snacks only, of course). So for these last #VoiceTailgates, we're going to take a trip down my blog memory lane. Won't you come, my neighbor? Cool, cause you have no choice.
To honor the final three - Josh, Jake and Christina - I found another famous trio of sorts (I'm good at math): Three Green Bites. It's a favorite appetizer that we always order from this restaurant that I've adapted slightly, and it's easy, delicious and the only way my kids will eat green food. Besides, there's a little something for everyone. I might go so far as to compare each bite to the three remaining coaches, because I like nerdy analogies: creamy, cool avocado for Usher... healthy, hip edamame for Adam... and tall, fried food for Blake. How'd I do? Did that make sense at all? Well, it doesn't matter, because you'll enjoy all three, regardless of what final team you're on.
FINAL 3 GREEN BITES
Tempura Green Beans
(Makes enough batter for many, many green beans)
Green beans, cleaned and trimmed (I like to use French-style cause they're skinnier)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup light beer (or you could use club soda)
Soy sauce for dipping
Place 2 inches of vegetable oil (approx. 4 cups) in a deep pot. Heat oil (over medium-high) until it reaches 350 degrees. In a shallow bowl, whisk together flour and beer until combined. Coat about 15 green beans at a time in batter.
Using tongs, place green beans in oil one by one to avoid them sticking together. Fry for a couple of minutes, until golden brown.
Remove with tongs and place on a paper towel to cool. Sprinkle with salt to taste.
*Serve Tempura Green Beans with Diced Avocado and Steamed Edamame (which can be found in the frozen food aisle - prepare as directed on package), as well as soy sauce for dipping.
Who do you want to win??