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    Japanese Very Light Tempura Batter

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    5 mins

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    Jangomango's Note:

    Wonderfully delicate batter and easy to make. Use it for cut up vegetables, shrimp and other seafood. Make sure the vegetables are dry before dipping in the batter. This is best made just before using.

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    Serves: 8



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    1. 1
      Break the egg into a bowl containing the iced water and whisk until frothy.
    2. 2
      Add baking soda and flour.
    3. 3
      Beat until the flour is just mixed in.
    4. 4
      Do not over beat.
    5. 5
      Batter should be so thin that the merest wisp clings to the vegetables dipped in it.
    6. 6
      If it seems too thick, add a little more iced water, and keep the batter cold.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 04, 2003


      This is the best tempura batter I've tried. It stays on the vegetables, it gets crispy, it's light, it doesn't get greasy; it's perfect. Note to everyone using this - make sure your vegetables are ABSOLUTELY dry before dipping, or the batter has difficulty staying on. My mistake, and I know better, but I thought I'd caution everyone else. I was very happy with how these turned out, LL Bunny. Thank you.

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    • on November 01, 2013


      I thinned it out a little more, adding maybe another 1/4 cup of water. Worked well for yams.

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    • on November 19, 2012


      Super easy, light batter! Thank you for sharing!

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    Nutritional Facts for Japanese Very Light Tempura Batter

    Serving Size: 1 (47 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 51.5
    Calories from Fat 6
    Total Fat 0.7 g
    Saturated Fat 0.2 g
    Cholesterol 23.2 mg
    Sodium 29.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 8.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 2.0 g

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