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Tempura Recipes That Prove Frying Food Is Always A Good Idea

If you can get batter to stick to it, it's fry-able.
06/21/2013 12:16am ET | Updated January 6, 2015

At this point, you've probably encountered a tempura-fried shrimp. You may have even enjoyed a crispy slab of tempura sweet potato, zucchini or Japanese pumpkin. These tempura recipes are classic preparations that stand the test of time. Now that that's settled, let's talk about what else you can fry tempura-style: anything you can get batter to stick to.

It's come to our attention that not a lot of you are making tempura at home. We sort of understand why. The batter, which sometimes seems mythically light, can be intimidating (the secret is seltzer!). Not to mention most home cooks' hesitation to deep-fry at home. It's definitely not the quickest or most convenient cooking technique to experiment with at home, but man, it is fun. Here are a few tempura recipes we think you guys should give a try: green beans, oysters, tiny hot peppers, tiny hot peppers stuffed with cheese, Oreos and also all 23 recipes below. Let us know how it goes!

1
Tempura Squid
Simply Recipes
Get the Tempura Squid recipe from Simply Recipes
2
Chive Flower Tempura
Shu Han Lee of Mummy, I Can Cook
Get the Chive Flower Tempura recipe from Mummy, I Can Cook
3
Shrimp Tempura
Annie's Eats
Get the Shrimp Tempura recipe from Annie's Eats
4
Japanese Style Asparagus Fries
Use Real Butter
Get the Japanese Style Asparagus Fries recipe from Use Real Butter
5
Stuffed Squash Blossoms Tempura
Alexandra's Kitchen
Get the Stuffed Squash Blossoms Tempura recipe from Alexandra's Kitchen
6
Seaweed Tempura
Sarah Shatz/Food52
Get the Seaweed Tempura recipe from Food52
7
Ebi Tempura Rice Ball
i am a food blog
Get the Ebi Tempura Rice Ball recipe from i am a food blog
8
Vegetable Tempura
Just One Cookbook
Get the Vegetable Tempura recipe from Just One Cookbook
9
Dandelion Tempura With Curry Salt
Food52
Get the Dandelion Tempura With Curry Salt recipe by Kyoko Ide from Food52
10
Carrot And Shrimp Kakiage (Mixed Tempura)
yuko/Food52
11
Corn And Seaweed Tempura Poppers
Lady And Pups
Get the Corn And Seaweed Tempura Poppers recipe from Lady And Pups
12
Tempura Garlic Scapes With Garlic Scape Aioli
Food52
Get the Tempura Garlic Scapes With Garlic Scape Aioli recipe by Alexandra Strafford from Food52
13
Cheese Croquettes Fried In Tempura Batter
Kukla/Food52
14
Fresh Corn Tempura
Eva Tua
Get the Fresh Corn Tempura recipe from Test 4 the Best
15
Japanese Eggplant Tempura With Dipping Soy Sauce
Asian In America
16
Fried Watercress Sprigs
Kate Mathis
Get the Fried Watercress Sprigs recipe from Wine Bites by Barbara Scott-Goodman
17
Lemony Broccoli Tempura Spears
Frances Janisch
Get the Lemony Broccoli Tempura Spears recipe from Lauren Braun Costello
18
Uni Shiso Tempura With Lime Salt
Gastrophoria
Get the Uni Shiso Tempura With Lime Salt recipe from Gastrophoria
19
Kale Tempura
Panfusine/Food52
Get the Kale Tempura recipe from Food52
20
Mini Banana And Nutella Bites In Tempura
Spanish Recipes by Núria
Get the Mini Banana And Nutella Bites In Tempura recipe from Spanish Recipes by Núria
21
Asparagus Tempura
The Tart Tart
Get the Asparagus Tempura recipe from The Tart Tart
22
Tasty Tempura
Insanity Theory
Get the Tasty Tempura recipe from Insanity Theory
23
Crispy Tempura Vegetables With Miso-Mustard
Salt & Wind

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