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Tempura Batter

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Tempura Batter
Tempura are battered and deep fried dishes, which are commonly eaten in Japan. This is a recipe to make basic batter. Using ice water for the batter is recommended in order to make crispy tempura. It's good to make the batter right before frying tempura. Preparing the batter ahead of time is not recommended.


  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup ice water/cold water
  • 1 cup all purpose flour, sifted


Beat an egg in a bowl. Add ice water in the bowl. Be sure to use very cold water. Add sifted flour in the bowl and mix lightly. Be careful not to overmix the batter.

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 5 out of 5
this tempura batter recipe is perfect, Member eagle3wood

The tempura (shrimp, asuhos fish, eggplant, sweet potato and bell pepper) turned out crispy on the outside, tender on the inside. It was very good. I used equal parts of kikkoman soy sauce and mirin (sweet Japanese wine) and a bit of grated horse radish as the tempura sauce. Delicious.

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