Tempura ~ National Day of Tempura ~ Jan. 7

Happy 2016.

I’m starting with the “National Day Of” feature ~ January 7th is National Day Of Tempura.

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1 cup rice flour

1/2 cup egg whites, lightly beaten

1 cup cold, plain sparkling water

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 to 1 teaspoon Pink Himalayan sea salt

Cornstarch

Various cut up vegetables

Canola oil

 

Mix batter just before using.  In large pot, add oil & heat to 350 – 375°f.  On a plate, pour out cornstarch.

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Quickly mix tempura batter.

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Dip each piece of vegetable in the cornstarch then in the batter.

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Using tongs, carefully place each piece in the hot oil.

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Cook until golden, then flip & cook on 2nd side until golden.

Carefully remove from oil & set aside on paper towels to drain.

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Working quickly, repeat with remaining vegetables.

Suggested vegetables:
Asparagus
Broccoli
Brussels sprouts
Green onions/sliced yellow onions
Mushrooms
Sweet potatoes
Yellow squash
Zucchini

What vegetables would you add to this list?  Comment & let me know.

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Happy National Day Of Tempura.

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Enjoy!

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