The Japanese love all things fried. In fact, potato chips, fried chicken, French fries and other fried delights may be popular there than here. One Japanese staple we are obsessed with? Tempura, or deep fried everything! Check out 10 amazing ideas right here. You do not even have to tell us arigato!
Recipe 1: Easy Tempura Recipe
Before you get into making actual foods with tempura, start with the basic ingredient: the batter. This one calls for flour, egg and ice, three things you probably have lying around, so that proves just how easy it is to make this delicious dish.Read More »
Recipe 2: Vegetable Tempura
Some tempura recipes are very basic and include the bare minimum of ingredients. This one is anything but. From none other than NYT cooking, this sweet potato, soy sauce, lemon, egg and flour mixture delights even the most skeptical meat eaters about the wonders of tempura-topped veggies.
Recipe 3: Shrimp Tempura
This classic is best when fried to a crispy golden brown. Served with soy or sweet chili sauce, this is a must for those who love Asian or hibachi restaurants. Heat oil to a minimum of 340 degrees F to get the color you want. Love shrimp? Buy and fry twice as much.
Recipe 4: Tempura Fried Ice Cream
In search of something sweet and golden fried? Fry pound cake in a sweet version of tempura, fill it will vanilla bean ice cream and top it with powdered sugar and chocolate fudge sauce. This makes for a great birthday dessert or something for any time. This also works well with chocolate chip or mint chocolate chunk ice cream. Just top with crushed chocolate cookies and you are golden.
Eat smarter and healthier with this lightly fried beef. Topped with teriyaki sauce, this is a lighter take on the craze. For an even lighter take, put them on skewers and alternate onions, peppers and mushrooms with the pieces of beef.
Recipe 6: Tempura Meatballs
This recipe just so happens to be topped with crunchy golden, tempura. Plus, it is kosher! Up your spaghetti or sub sandwich game with these oh-so-tasty morsels. Or, just serve with duck sauce as a savory appetizer.
Recipe 7: Tempura Chicken Fingers
Regular chicken fingers not enough for you? Eat these tempura coated ones with plenty of honey mustard, ketchup, barbecue sauce or ranch dressing. Dip them and smile.
Recipe 8: Cauliflower Tempura
Get in on the cauliflower trend by making this Japanese snack. If you are not the biggest fan of the vegetable, maybe you will change your mind after eating this. You cannot go wrong with deep fried foods.
Recipe 9: Sushi Tempura
Add tempura shrimp to sushi packed with cucumber and carrots for an added element of crunch. These will be a hit at your next Sushi Night, guaranteed.
Recipe 10: Tempura Udon
Crispy shrimp tempura is a hit in this flavorful broth. Add hard boiled eggs, vegetables and herbs for an authentic dining experience. Serve alongside a steaming cup of tea.
Enjoy a taste of Japan with these recipes. Get your chopsticks and soy sauce ready for this culinary adventure. There is nothing like golden tempura.