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Ultimate Tempura Batter

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“I got this recipe out of an authentic Japanese Cuisine book, I tried it because it was simple and seemed legit and it was WONDERFUL! My whole, non-cultural family loved it, even my brother who hardly eats anything (besides mac & cheese and McDonald's) said it was awesome!”
25-35 vegetable pieces

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 12 cups ice water
  • 1 34 cups flour, sifted


  1. In a large bowl place the egg yolks.
  2. Add iced water gradually, stirring (preferably with hashi(chopsticks)) and blending well.
  3. Add flour all at once, stir BRIEFLY; that is well enough to coat but leave the lumps and bumps!
  4. To fry vegetables heat a large frying pan with a half-inch oil (or more if necessary) and heat on high.
  5. Coat selected large vegetables in batter and fry for a minute or two on each side.

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