Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Tempura Vegetables

I have a love for Tempura Onion Rings! My stomach not so much, but on occasion I override it's whining and make them anyway. I decided while I was busy breading and frying to add some zucchini, mushrooms, and then I opened a package of Phillipino Lumpia Rolls and fried those suckers up too, soo yummy! A plate full of greasy yumminess!

Tempura Batter
1 cup of flour
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 1/2 cups of seltzer water (ice cold)

Mix the batter together but don't overmix.
I will tell you my husbands secret for the best onion rings, slice them thickly, place in a bowl of cold water, let sit for 10 minutes and peel the skin off the inside of the ring, it really helps the batter stick.
Slice your zucchini, leave the skin on

Remove the dirt from the mushrooms and take out the stem, if large, cut in half

I have a deep fryer and use peanut oil, but if you don't just put peanut oil in a (pan 2-3 inches), and heat to 350 degrees.

Put the veggies into the batter, coat them well, and cook until they are golden brown.

I serve with Ranch Dressing


Raquel said...

I love tempura anything! Well, except eggplant, but I am alllergic to it. This is the exact same batter I use. I like to get portabellos and slice them and fry them like this! Much love - Raquel XO

Pam said...

Hey - how come I didn't get any? These onion rings are the best ever and the rest looks divine too. Great job Cheryl.

Paula said...

Onion rings! Battered Zucchini! Mushrooms! YUM, YUM, YUM! I've not made tempura batter batter before, and yourslooks great. I'm not familiar with those rolls, but I'm sure I'd snarf those down, too.

Kevin said...

Tempura onion rings do sound really good.

Mochachocolata Rita said...

i love love love tempura anything, i just hate deep frying, i wish there's a way to make tempura without deep frying sob sob

the only solution so far is to go to japanese restaurants and order them sob sob

Jan said...

Oh, I love a good fry up! Though I have to tempura my cravings at times or I would be even more like a house side than I am
already. :-)

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