How to Make Zucchini Tempura

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to Make Zucchini Tempura

Do you want to prepare zucchini in an original way? Using tempura can be a good way to do it; this simply means it is battered in a water and flour paste, a technique taken from Japanese cuisine. Unlike other traditional batters, tempura is very light and ideal for many foods such as fish or vegetables. So if you want to learn how to make zucchini tempura keep reading this finger liking OneHowTo article.

Between 15 & 30 minutes low difficulty
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Steps to follow:

The first step to make zucchini tempura will be to mix the cold sparkling water with the flour and a pinch of salt. You will obtain a smooth paste which you can use directly but it is recommended for the mix to be left standing for an hour in the refrigerator.

Notably, there are some that prefer to prepare the tempura using still water or even beer, that will depend on the preferences of each person through the result is very similar in all cases.

How to Make Zucchini Tempura - Step 1

After the time indicated in the previous step has passed, you must beat the egg whites until stiff, either manually or using electric rods. Beat until you get a stiff and fluffy texture.

That done, you must add the beaten egg white to the mixture of flour and water, gently folding it in so that it merges with the dough that will cover the courgettes. This step serves to provide a more fluffy and crunchy texture to the final result.

How to Make Zucchini Tempura - Step 2

The next step will be to wash the courgette under running water to remove any dirt. Cut it into slices with a similar thickness of your choosing.

Then, start to place the chopped courgette in the tempura batter, turning over each slice with a fork so that it is coated on both sides.

How to Make Zucchini Tempura - Step 3

The next step will be to put a frying pan with plenty of olive oil to warm, once it is hot you put in the tempura coated zucchini slices and fry them. You will have to turn them over with tongs or fork and remove them from the pan once browned; put them on kitchen paper to remove excess oil.

Your zucchini tempura is now ready to enjoy!

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How to Make Zucchini Tempura - Step 4

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T anonymous
Is this tempura sweet? This is my first time cooking a somewhat complicated meal and I'm trying to make it taste like the stuff from the sushi restaurant. Sorry if this is poorly worded or silly, I am a novice when it comes to cooking.
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Hi, no problem, that's why we're here!

This recipe is for a savory tempura batter which doesn't use sugar. However, a lot of sushi restaurants will add a little sugar to make it even tastier. If you want to make it for a sweet dessert, then you will need to add more. It's up to you!
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