Here’s an easy recipe for tempura batter that just needs 3 ingredients! You can make shrimp tempura, fried green beans and tempura vegetables at home. It’s a great way to make a crunchy side dish the kids will definitely love.
I had no idea that making tempura batter was SO easy!! Just 3 ingredients are all you need to make this easy recipe for tempura batter. Great for making side dishes crispy and delicious like our favorite salt and pepper zucchini chips. Use it for shrimp or veggies and either way it tastes amazing. My kids love it and it was a perfect way to integrate more veggies into our dinners. With a little seasoning and you’re ready. (originally published 2/16)
Our whole family loves tempura shrimp and vegetables when we go to our favorite sushi place, but I thought there had to be a way to bring that great taste home and there is.
I looked around for a way to make tempura batter and found the three ingredients you needed and went from there.
Of course some people like a bit thicker breading, we like it light and not heavy….then you can eat more veggies.
It is a great way to get your kids to eat more vegetables too.
Recipe for tempura batter takes just 3 ingredients
- Egg whites
The last ingredient(s) are what you’re going to dip, like shrimp or vegetables are delicious….and any spices you want to add. I like to add the seasoned salt when it is all done but you could add a bit into the batter as well.
That is it really. Fool around with it a bit. If you like it slightly thicker breading then add more flour. If you want it crisper then make your oil hotter before adding items. It is really easy!! I have used it on many vegetables with success.
I have even used it for fish to make a crisp outer layer instead of traditional fish sticks. It works great for that too!
Add as little or as much salt and seasonings as you like once they come out to cool but a sprinkle of garlic salt and Lawry’s seasonings is great.
We have made these with our easy tempura batter recipe too:
Recipe for Tempura Batter
- 4 egg whites
- 2 c flour
- 1 1/3 c water
- shrimp and/or veggies
- 1 tsp salt / lawry's seasoning optional
- 1 tsp garlic powder optional
- Mix egg whites, flour and water, keeping your rinsed and prepared shrimp and/or veggies to the side.
- Heat a pan of oil until it is hot enough to bubble when a small drop of batter is put in.
- When batter is smooth use a fork to dip your shrimp or veggies into the mix and place in hot oil to fry to perfection.
- Place on paper towel when out of oil and nicely browned to absorb the excess oil. Serve!
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