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An Appetizer Treat
My favorite way to enjoy fresh vegetables is in a light and airy tempura batter. The vegetables stay nice and crisp and the batter gives them a perfect crunch on the outside too.
I like this recipe for Vegetable Tempura because it is not just any regular old appetizer. It's a delicious dish that will make friends and family feel they are being served something special. I like to have all of the ingredients ready before my guests arrive including having the oil heated. That way I can serve a freshly made appetizer right there with my guests. For extra fun, serve with a few dipping sauces and listen to the oohs and aahs.
- Vegetable oil
- 1 lb. cut up mixed vegetables, washed and dried
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tbls. baking powder
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 cups cold water
- In a large mixing bowl stir together flour, baking powder, garlic powder and salt.
- Add egg and water, mixing until combined. Do not over mix.
- Add more water if batter is too thick.
- In a wok, deep fryer or deep pot, heat oil to 375F.
- Dip a few vegetables at a time in batter and then into oil being careful not to splatter.
- Fry until golden brown on all sides.
- Drain on paper towels and then serve.
Classic set includes everything you need for Vegetable Tempura.
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