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one of the things i always count on being able to eat at new year’s is my grandma’s AMAZING tempura.  she makes tempura shrimp, string beans and carrots, and sweet potato.  unfortunately my grandma wasn’t planning on frying anything this year (it’s too messy) so she wasn’t going to make any tempura.  saddest of days 😦  so instead my mom, dad and i decided to make some tempura to bring over.  we didn’t make any shrimp tempura but did make string bean and sweet potato kind.  the tempura recipe that i found online wasn’t great, it was a bit too thin, so i would suggest adding more flour.  hopefully that will make it a bit better.  still it turned out pretty good but i will be sure to ask my grandma for her tempera batter recipe soon.

Tempura Batter

from food.com


  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup very very cold water
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour


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