Cauliflower tempura

Cauliflower tempura

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

A challenge

Serves 6
A healthy, Japanese-style snack

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal253
  • fat19g
  • saturates2.4g
  • carbs15g
  • sugars2.3g
  • fibre2g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.09g
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Ingredients

  • 1 small cauliflower, cut into medium-size florets
    Cauliflower

    Cauliflower

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  • 100g plain flour
  • 2 eggs, separated
    Eggs

    Egg

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  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • vegetable oil for deep frying

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.

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yaaczek
8th Jan, 2015
"A healthy, Japanese-style snack" ??? what is healthy in deep frying? BTW, very teasty :)
rs1404
12th Sep, 2014
5.05
Really easy and so lovely, light and crispy! Would use recipe again and maybe also try the batter with fish or chicken etc. We had with http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/11617/japanese-salmon-and-avocado-rice but I can see how it would also be great with mayonnaise.
la cuina de casa
4th Feb, 2014
5.05
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!
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laurabat
10th Oct, 2013
Lovely with a chilli dipping sauce!
sulayabd
28th Mar, 2013
excellent batter I used it to jazz up some white fish as well.
souradeep
6th Nov, 2012
5.05
Easy to make, and delicious...
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kasiakoczwara
31st Mar, 2012
5.05
FANTASTIC!!! Used Romanesco cauli and it was DeLICIOUS!
bridalzone
21st Feb, 2012
delicious. Definately a keeper
jessmith
24th Sep, 2011
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
17th Jul, 2010
Lovely light batter. We ate it with grilled chicken breast, bacon and pineapple, plus a light salad. Great meal...

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