Tempura Vegetables

This is a very light, crispy batter.

1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
1 Tbsp oil
1 egg
1 cup ice water
2-3 ice cubes
assorted veggies
1″ deep hot oil for frying


  1. Mix dry ingredients. Add oil & egg.
  2. Just before using add ice water & ice. Batter should be fairly thin – will make a thin coating on veggies.
  3. Dip veggies in batter & drop in oil.  Do not crowd in pan.
  4. Cook until pale golden brown – if they get much darker they will be burned. Fish out the crumbles – they are tasty, too!

eggplant, sliced 1/4″ thick
zucchini, sliced 1/4″ thick
onions, sliced 1/4″ thick
sweet potato, sliced 1/8″ thick
mushrooms, whole or quartered – should be about
1″ diameter
broccoli florets
cauliflower florets
bell pepper, sliced 1/4″ thick

You can try other veggies. Batter is also good for shrimp or chicken.