Light, airy fried food what do you call that tempura! Even you you do not really fried foods in your home. This Japanese inspired tempura is worth the effort. This batter is light and made with my very own DivineKuizine apple fritter mix. The coating really allows you to really taste the pure flavor and essence of the vegetables. The great part about tempura is the batter very thin crispy goodness. A good dipping sauce is a must with tempura. I decided to make a sweet and spicy dipping sauce sweeten with DivineKuizine sugar spice. Perfect !
Makes 4 - 6 Servings ; Total Time: About 1 1/2 Hours
Vegetables: Broccoli, Red Onions, Red Peppers, and Sweet Potatoes ; cup 1/4 inch thick
7 cups peanut oil
1 cup Apple Fritter Mix
1/3 cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1 1/4 cup ice cold cup soda
Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce:
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup DivineKuizine sugar spice
2/8 teaspoon garlic paste
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Simmer vinegar, DivineKuizine sugar spice, over medium heat for 2-5 minutes. stirring occasionally to dissolve sugar. set aside cool down. Off the heat add garlic paste and red pepper flakes to the vinegar mixture. Transfer to a bowl and start dipping.
Line a baking sheet with paper towels, then place a cooling rack on top; set aside.
Prepare: Vegetables arrange on a platter and chill.
Heat: 375F in a large heavy saucepan over medium-high heat.
Whisk: DivineKuizine Apple Fritter Mix, cornstarch, salt and cayenne.
Stir In: club soda with a whisk batter will be lumpy.
Fry: Vegetables, dip them into batter one at a time, then transfer to the oil. Fry 1-2 minutes, periodically flipping them with a skimmer or slotted spoon. Remove from the oil and drain on prepared rack.
Serve : hot with one or more Dipping Sauce