Leafy Green Tempura for September

Deep fry leafy greens, but very very crispy fry!


Shiso leaves as appropriate
Mulukhiya as appropriate
For blended Oil → Vegetable oil : Sesame oil = 10 : 1
For batter →  egg + water : flour = 1 : 1 by volume

shiso leaves



Step 1

For leaves, wash and dry them gently with paper towels.

Step 2

Once the ingredients are ready, heat 1 1/2″ (3 cm) of the oil to 356F (180C) in a deep fryer or pot.


Step 3

To make batter, mix cold flour, egg and water very gently for a few seconds in a large bowl.
Do not overmix the batter. You can remain the lumps in the batter.
Better keep cold the batter.


step 4

Gently lay each leaf on top of the very cold batter to coat one side.
Drop leaves, batter-side -down into oil without turning until underside is golden, about 15 to 20 seconds.


step 5

Transfer to paper towels to drain.
Serve immediately, dipping in salt.