Tempura is a typical Japanese dish, consisting of vegetables (or sea food) which are coated with a special batter and then fried. How can you make tempura? There are many recipes and variations. The original one requires just two ingredients: sparkling water and flour, possibly rice flour.
Here some tips for a perfect tempura:
- Before coating vegetables, sprinkle them with some flour. This passage allow vegetables to fix very well the batter.
- Use ice water. It helps your tempura to be more crunchy.
- Don’t overmix the batter. Lumps are ok.
- If you like, for a more tasty and colored batter, add some bear or one yolk in it.
Now, you know almost everything! Let’s try it!
- Rinse vegetables, remove the extremities of zucchini and peel the carrots. Cut into thin slices.
- Make the batter: put the flour in a bowl and pour in the water. Do not over mix, leave some lumps. Heat the oil in a sauce pan.
- Dust some flour on top the vegetables and coat them in the batter.
- Deep fry until the batter becomes airy and golden. Drain on kitchen paper and season with a pinch of salt. Serve immediately.