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Tempura Batter

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Vegetable tempura
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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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