Recipe for Tempura Batter
Hebrew: מתכון לטמפורה (Matkon L’Tempura)
To commemorate the miracle of Hanuka, throughout the 8 days of the festival, Jewish families eat latkes (fried potato pancakes) and sufganiot (filled donuts). But who said we have to eat only this? Try something different this Hanukah. Go Japanese! Dip delicate vegetables into a Tempura batter and deep fry until golden.
Ingredients for 4 servings
1 cup ice water
1 cup all purpose flour
- Beat an egg in a bowl. Add ice water.
- Add sifted flour and mix lightly. Be careful not to over mix the batter.
- Dip vegetables into the batter, allowing the excess to drip off.
- Fry a few vegetables at a time in deep hot oil.
- When golden remove from oil and drain the excess oil on paper towel.
- Be sure to use ice water for a crispy batter.
- Vegetables that work well; mushrooms, cauliflower florets, broccoli florets, slices of zucchini and onion rings
- Must be prepared just before serving otherwise the vegetables become limp and soggy