Beer Mint Battered Snap Peas with Mint Wasabi Aioli

Serves 4


1 bottle (16 oz) Kirin or Sapporo Japanese beer
½ cup seltzer water
1 tablespoon oil
1 egg white
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
1 cup panko bread crumbs
½ cup flour
¼ teaspoon wasabi powder
Oil, for frying  
2 to 3 red chilies, sliced
1 lb. snap peas


Whisk together all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Batter should rensemble pancake batter, add more water or flour for the texture to be correct. In a medium sauté pan over high heat, add oil and sauté chilies.  Meanwhile, dip the snap peas in batter and fry turning over a few times until golden brown.  Drain on a papertowel.  Serve with Mint Wasabi Aioli (½ cup chopped fresh mint, 1 teaspoon wasabi powder and ½ cup mayo).