How to make it

  • 1. Mix Plain flour, baking soda and potato starch together, can sub corn starch.
  • 2. Crack an egg into the bowl and beat it roughly. Add the cold water and mix them.
  • 3. Put 1/3 mixed flour in to egg mixture and gently mix. Long cooking chop sticks are great for mixing tempura batter. If you don’t have them, use a whisk instead.
  • 4. Then add an additional 1/3 flour and mix.
  • 5. And finally add the last 1/3 flour and mix.
  • 6. Important: Having lumps in the flour is fine. Don’t mix it too much as you’ll get a lot of gluten which makes it heavy and un-crispy tempura batter.
  • 7. Get your oil up to deep frying temp.
  • 8. Dip what you’ve chosen to cook in the batter and gently lower it into the oil.
  • 9. Make sure the pieces don’t get crowded & stick together. See Photo
  • 10. When they are light brown in color, remove & let drain. See Photo
  • 11. Serve.
  • Use the freshest ingredients you can find and cut them into pieces of the same size to avoid uneven cooking.
  • Serve with steamed rice & maybe some sashimi or sushi.
  • A note about Prawns
  • 1. Take off the head and shell, but keep the tail.
  • 2. Remove the sand vein.
  • 3. Scrape the tail to stop the oil spitting when you fry it.
  • 4. Dip in batter & cook.

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  • chuckieb 4 years ago
    I ADORE tempura but have never tried making it myself. Bookmarking this to try in the New Year. Wish me luck!
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  • NPMarie 4 years ago
    Love this:) Thanks for sharing!
    Happy Thanksgiving RJ:)
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