Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a great party dish. Everyone can pick their favorite. Fun and delicious. Sometimes I even add fruit pieces.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 cups very cold water
  • 2 12 cups flour
  • oil (for frying)


  1. Assorted seafood and vegetables (I like scallops, shrimp, small halibut pieces, mushrooms, cauliflower florets, small sweet potato slices, etc), use your favorite Heat oil to 375*.
  2. Combine yolks with water; mix well.
  3. Gradually stir in the flour; stir from the bottom of the bowl, gently.
  4. Do not overstir, this is the secret of a light batter.
  5. Some flour will still float on top of the batter.
  6. Pat seafood and veggies dry.
  7. Dip pieces in batter, let drain a little.
  8. Drop a few pieces at a time into hot oil; fry for only a minute or two, till golden.
  9. Drain on paper toweling.
  10. Serve with assorted sauces for dipping.


Most Helpful

Glad to see this recipe added to the zaar! We love tempura and This is a good one. Please see my recipe #23625 for tempura dipping sauce to use with this recipe.

Stewie April 03, 2002

This was lovely and easy, with the only difference being that I would add salt to the recipe, as I had to add quite a bit for the great flavour we had in the end. Thanks for a lovely recipe!

Luschka February 04, 2008

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