Friday, October 14, 2005

Tempura Asparagus

2 - 4

Preparation Time:
0.25 hours


* 2 bunches asparagus
* 50 gram plain (all purpose) flour
* 50 gram cornflour
* 175 ml soda water - cold
* sesame seeds
* pinch salt
* oil for deep frying

Cooking Instructions
1. Set oil to heat in a suitable heavy duty saucepan while preparing the other ingredients.
2. Trim asparagus to desired length. Set aside.
3. In a bowl, combine plain flour, cornflour and salt. Mix ingredients to ensure they are well combined.
4. Add in sesame seeds and stir.
5. Pour in soda water and mix the batter well. A few lumps are nothing to be worried about.
6. Dip asparagus into the batter, trying to coat the entire peice and carefully lower into pre-heated oil.
7. Allow to cook until the batter is golden in colour or 1 minute has passed. Use your judgement on this.
8. Drain on paper towels and set somewhere to keep warm while cooking the remaining asparagus.

You can cook multiple peices at a time, depending on the size of your saucepan and depth of your oil.