Tempura Vegetables

A very easy and very delicious way of presenting vegetables.

Serves about 50 pieces


  • 1 large egg yolk or 2 small
  • 12 fl oz or 340 ml iced water
  • 8 oz 225 g plain flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • Vegetables such as courgettes, mushrooms, cauliflower, asparagus, or peppers, cut into bite-sized pieces.


  1. Combine ingredients and mix well. It should not be smooth.
  2. Use batter almost straight away.
  3. Dip the vegetable pieces one at a time, in the batter and shallow fry in clean oil.
  4. Place on kitchen towel to dry after cooking. It is a very “thin” batter, and the vegetable’s colour will show through after cooking.
  5. They can be used as a vegetable or as nibbles.
  6. This batter is equally good for things like prawns.