Not many people make tempura on their own, and instead they head to their local Japanese restaurant to get their fill. This dish originated in Portugal, but it was Japan that ultimately made it famous, which is why you can find it in Japanese restaurants. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about tempura.
Tempura is a seafood or vegetable dish that has been lightly battered and deep fried, and it’s become a staple of Japanese cuisine. The batter consists of chilled water, eggs, and flour, and it should come out thin and light. You can add ice to keep the batter cold, and don’t stir it so much that you remove all the lumps, or it won’t be crisp. After the fish or vegetables have been dipped in the batter, they are deep fried in a hot, neutral-flavored oil like canola.
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