Making 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.
|Green Beans||Trim ends|
|Snow Peas||Remove strings|
|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|