How to Make Vegetable Tempura

There are a wealth of vegetable tempura options, but it's important to prepare the vegetables properly before you start.

To use leftover batter to make vegetable fritters, dip 2 cups of vegetables in the batter and fry 2 to 3 minutes, following the same instructions for the shrimp.

| VEGETABLE | PREP REQUIRED | | --- | --- | | Green Beans | Trim ends | | Snow Peas | Remove strings | | Scallions | Trim ends | | Asparagus | Remove woody bottoms and split large spears lengthwise | | Shiitake Mushrooms | Remove stems | | Button Mushrooms | Leave small mushrooms whole; halve medium mushrooms; quarter large mushrooms | | Portobello Mushrooms | Cut into 1/2-inch rounds | | Eggplant | Slice into 1/2-inch rounds or half moons | | Onion | Cut into 1/2-inch rings |

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