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Vegetable Tempura

Vegetable Tempura

Prep Time:  10 minutes
Cook Time:  10 to 15 minutes
Yield:  1 -1/2 cups batter, enough for 4 cups of vegetables

  • 3/4 cup Argo® Corn Starch
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon Argo® Baking Powder
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Garlic Salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Onion Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Spice Islands® Fine Grind Black Pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon Spice Islands® Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 cup water OR beer
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • Mazola® Corn Oil for deep frying
  • 4 cups cut-up vegetables, such as zucchini, carrots, onions and/or mushrooms
  1. Combine corn starch, flour, baking powder, garlic salt, onion powder, black pepper and cayenne pepper in a medium bowl. Add water and egg; stir until mixture is smooth.

  2. Heat 3 to 4 inches of oil in a deep pot over medium heat to 350˚F.

  3. Dip vegetables into batter, stirring batter occasionally. Fry a few vegetables at a time, turning once, 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.

  4. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately.

  5. Recipe Variation: 1-1/2 pounds raw, peeled shrimp can be substituted for the vegetables.

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