Cauliflower tempura

Cauliflower tempura

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins Ready in 30 minutes

Skill level

For the keen cook

Servings

Serves 6

A healthy, Japanese-style snack

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
253
protein
7g
carbs
15g
fat
19g
saturates
2.4g
fibre
2g
sugar
2.3g
salt
0.09g

Ingredients

  • 1 small cauliflower, cut into medium-size florets
  • 100g plain flour
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • vegetable oil for deep frying

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Method

  1. Cook the cauliflower in boiling water for 2 mins. Tip into a colander, rinse under the cold tap, drain well and set aside.
  2. Put the flour in a large bowl with a pinch of salt. Whisk the egg yolks and 175ml iced water together, then whisk into the flour with the oil to make a smooth batter. In a separate, clean bowl whisk the egg whites until stiff, then fold into the batter.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep fryer or large wok to 190C. Coat some of the cauliflower in the batter then use a slotted spoon to carefully lift into the hot oil. Deep-fry the cauliflower for 2-3 mins until golden and puffy. Drain on kitchen towel and continue with the rest in batches. Sprinkle the cauliflower with salt and serve with a bowl of aïoli or mayonnaise.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2006

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la cuina de casa's picture
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My first tempura recipe. Super easy. I served it with mayonnaise and humus dippings because we don't like spicy food. My husband and I loved it but my children (4 and 2 y.o.) prefer the cauliflower without the batter!

laurabat's picture

Lovely with a chilli dipping sauce!

sulayabd's picture

excellent batter I used it to jazz up some white fish as well.

souradeep's picture
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Easy to make, and delicious...

kasiakoczwara's picture
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FANTASTIC!!! Used Romanesco cauli and it was DeLICIOUS!

bridalzone's picture

delicious. Definately a keeper

jessmith's picture

Going to make some for the first time, but I am not sure why some other sites add few more stuff to it including ginger?

mrbadger's picture

Lovely light batter. We ate it with grilled chicken breast, bacon and pineapple, plus a light salad. Great meal...

kathryndonna's picture
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Truly a recipe to convince a cauliflower hater that there is some merit to this vegetable. Grudgingly, my husband had to admit they were "an acceptable way" to eat it. Easy to make and absolutely delicious. A quick dip made from tomato ketchup with with added chilli sauce and Worcestershire sauce made them complete. A real winner and will become a regular.

nuffinbuttrouble's picture
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Very light crunchy batter. Next time I will blanch the cauliflower for 3-4 mins as it was a bit undercooked. I served with a thai dipping sauce which worked well

peratinosruth's picture
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I made this just to try it out.Everyone loved it. I served it with a garlic and chilli sauce. Will definitely make again

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