Hello again! It's Dine at Mine's favourite (and only...) guest blogger, Greedy Gusto! After the success of my Royal Wedding Shortbread recipe, I've been invited back to write up another of my special recipes. And when I say special, I mean simple and delicious. And unhealthy.
Today I'll be explaining how simple it is to make vegetable tempura. Or in other words, how to take an innocent vegetable, and fry it in batter for 4 minutes.
|Watch it fizz|
|Too thick. Add some more sparkling water!|
|That's the consistency we're looking for|
|They look like they're drowning in there|
|Beware very very hot oil!|
|O more! O tempura!|
|Serving suggestion (crispy seaweed from Waitrose)|
|That's the Dine at Mine blogger getting involved|
- 100g plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 150ml sparkling water
- 4 ice cubes
- Any vegetables you like (carrot, broccoli, courgette, pepper etc.)
Mix the flour and baking powder in a bowl. Gradually add the sparkling water until the batter has the consistency of single cream. Add the ice cubes.
Heat the oil in a deep pan until it's really hot (but don't test this with a body part).
Dip the vegetables in the batter, then carefully lower them into the pan of hot oil. Deep fry for 2 to 4 minutes until golden brown, remove with a slotted spoon, and drain on kitchen paper.