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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Vegetable Tempura

Ingredients & Cooking Directions for Vegetable Tempura

Kitchen Equipment used in this Video

Induction Cooker:   
Cooking gloves:    
Glass dish:  
Clear bowls:  
Cooling rack:  
Long chopsticks:   
Cutting board: 

Estimated servings: 8


1 Japanese sweet potato
1 large carrot
2 kale leaves
4 asparagus
1 orange bell pepper
1 red bell pepper
4 shiitake mushrooms

1. Wash and dry all the vegetables.
2. Slice potato diagonally into ¼ inch thin pieces, soak in water for 15 minutes to remove starch and dry with paper towels.
3. Cut nori into 2X8 inch strips and set aside.
4. Peel carrot, slice carrot diagonally into ¼ inch thin pieces and set aside.
5. Slice off the top bell pepper, remove ribs and seeds, cut into thick strips and set aside.
6. Cut tough ends of asparagus and set aside.
7. Wipe mushroom with damp paper towel to clean, remove stems and set aside.


1 ½ cups ice-cold water

1. Fill wok or pan at least 2 inches deep with oil and bring it to 350 degrees F.
2. While oil is heating up, pour 1 cup of tempura flour into a shallow dish, dredge vegetables to coat with flour and set aside.
3. To make batter, beat the egg and add ice-cold water and 1 ½ cups of tempura flour into a mixing bowl. Mix until combined but still lumpy. Be careful not to over mix!
4. Set bowl into a larger bowl filled with ice.
5. Dip vegetable pieces in batter and slide into hot oil. For kale, only coat with the batter on one side. For nori, coat half of one piece with batter.
6. Cook 3-4 pieces at a time for about 2-3 minutes or until vegetables are cooked on the inside and lightly golden brown on the outside. For potatoes, cook for 5-6 minutes. For additional batter and crispiness, lightly sprinkle some of the batter on the vegetables while it is frying.
7. Between batches, remove the batter crumbs which will burn and turn the oil darker if left in pan.
8. Place tempura on rack to drain excess oil.


Grated daikon
Grated ginger

1. Transfer vegetable tempura onto a serving platter.
2. Serve alongside with the tempura sauce (, grated daikon and ginger.


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