One of my favorite fried vegetables is mushrooms. I buy a package of mushroom coating from the produce section of the grocery store and use beer as the liquid instead of water and deep fry till done. I also use the same coating for jalapeno slices. This dip is a tempura style coating similar to me to the coating used at Long John Silver restaurants. I simply use a good quality Ranch dressing for the dip. What are some other vegetable and dip ideas?