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Tempura Batter for Fish and Vegetables

“This batter can be used for fish, shrimp or fresh vegetables such as onion rings, mushrooms, eggplant, sweet potatoes, squash, green beans, asparagus spears or whatever your heart desires.”
1 1/2 cups

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup ice water (if you desire a beer batter) or 1 cup beer (if you desire a beer batter)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 egg whites, stiffly beaten


  1. Stir together flour, cornstarch and salt.
  2. Make a well in the center.
  3. Combine ice water or beer and egg yolk, beating with a fork or whisk until frothy.
  4. Add all at once to dry ingredients.
  5. Slowly stir just until moistened; DO NOT over stir,a few lumps should remain.
  6. Fold in beaten egg whites.
  7. Use batter immediately.
  8. Heat oil or shortening to 400°F.
  9. Add 1 teaspoon salt.
  10. Dip fish, shrimp or vegetables into batter, swirling to coat.
  11. Fry a few pieces at a time 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown.
  12. Drain on paper towels.
  13. Note: Make sure your vegetables are very very dry so the batter will stick better.

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