When it comes to game night, everybody’s got their game face on. We mostly prefer to have finger foods that aren’t too messy but at the same time we need a good amount to energise us. After all, game night is all about competition!
So take out the board games and cards, or clear out the furniture for charades. Game night is a great way to get all the members of the family and friends together. Try this Beer Battered Pluto Pups recipe from Taste.
1 tablespoon olive oil
8 Gourmet Beef or Lamb Sausages
225g (1 1/2 cups) self-raising flour
Pinch of salt
1 egg, lightly whisked
1 x 375ml btl beer
Vegetable oil, to deep-fry
75g (1/2 cup) plain flour
Tomato sauce, to serve
Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the sausages and cook, turning occasionally, for 15 minutes or until cooked. Transfer to a plate. Set aside for 30 minutes to cool.
Meanwhile, combine the self-raising flour and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre. Add the egg and gradually whisk in the beer until a smooth batter forms.
Add enough vegetable oil to a large heavy-based saucepan to reach a depth of 5cm. Heat to 180°C over high heat (when oil is ready a cube of bread will turn golden brown in 15 seconds). If you’re using the Kleenmaid 90cm GCTEK9020 electronic gas cooktop, you’ll find that the cooktop also features auto reignition. This means if the flame is extinguished the cooktop will reignite itself after determining that it is safe to do so. Such a neat feature!
Insert 1 skewer into each sausage lengthways. Place the plain flour on a plate. Roll 2 sausages in the flour to lightly coat. Dip the sausages, 1 at a time, into the batter to evenly coat. Shake off excess. Add sausages to the oil and cook for 2 minutes or until crisp and golden brown. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel.
Repeat, in 3 more batches, with the remaining sausages, flour and batter, reheating the oil between batches. Place the Pluto pups in a serving bowl and serve with tomato sauce.