The festive season is well under way so you may have noticed my lack of visiting your blogs – sorry about that. Things may be higgledy piggledy until the new year before I am back in the swing of things – I will pop in periodically though just to keep up to speed with you all as I hate missing out on things. 🙂
I love when I can put something together that really works, especially the first time and this tempura is one that has jumped right to the top of my favourite list. I call it Mandy’s tempura as I am sure it is not a traditional recipe and has a slightly thicker consistency, although you could thin it a little by adding more club soda. This recipe doubles very well too which works well for sharing these light crispy morsels with family and friends.
½ cup flour
1 tbsp cornflour
¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
½ tsp salt or season of choice
1 egg yolk
½ cup ice cold club soda
- Combine all of the dry ingredients in a bowl.
- Add the egg yolk and club soda and mix until just combined – leaving lumps.
- Dunk any julienne vegetable or protein (I used chicken) and fry in medium hot oil until light golden brown on both sides.
Always looking for a great tempura, thanks Mandy!
Hope this works as well for your Cheri. Have a wonderful day. 🙂 xo
Thanks Lori! I am thrilled with the results. Have a wonderful day and happy holidays to you too. 🙂 xo
I love all fried food.. this one especially!.. c
Fried food is wonderful although I do try and limit our intake. Have a wonderful and happy farmy day C. 🙂 xo
Yummmm. Looks delish, Mandy.
Tell me EVERYTHING you will be doing and baking and cooking for Christmas. xxxxxxx
Kim, you have been so in my thoughts lately. Feel like we haven’t touched base for a while. It must be the festive season. We have loads of people in and out right through the holidays and with the weather being so lovely we are going to be doing a lot of al fresco dining with a braai on the menu just about every night so it will be a somewhat boring list for you as I will mostly only be making salads and cupcakes, although I will try and get adventurous with my salad ingredients. Hope you are well my sweet friend. Love to you and all your family. xoxoxoxo
I love that you have nice weather.
Better to entertain, my dear.
Think of you often.
I have your ornament on my blog today. xx MUch Love and Hugs.
Think of you all the time! I am heading over to ready your post right now! Have a beautiful day my dear Kim. 🙂 xoxoxo
mandy girl! wow, this looks incredible. Saving this one for next frying!
Aww, what a lovely compliment Belle, thank you so much! Have a beautiful day. 🙂 xo
Can’t remember when I last had some fried stuff…miss them. These fried chicken bites are so golden brown and crisp.
It’s wonderful having a little fried something here and there Angie – such a treat. I am still battling to leave a comment on your blog – hope I can soon again. Have a beautiful and happy day. 🙂 xo
I have never tried egg yolk in my tempura before. So glad it worked for you 🙂
I might have to try it without the egg yolk and see how that works out Tandy. Have a lovely day. 🙂 xo
I know how you feel – it’s such a frantic season and I’m behind on all fronts. I do love tempura and yours looks like it’s been cooked expertly xx
Here’s to some quiet time in the next short while Charlie. Thank you for your lovely compliment. I think the secret is getting the oil to the right temperature. Have a happy day. 🙂 xo
This looks like a beautiful tempura! Perfectly golden and crispy. Happy holidays Mandy!
Thanks Kristy. Happy holidays to you all too. :-)xo
This sounds wonderful. A bit of cornstarch, along with club soda, makes the crispiest coating. That Mandy sure knows what she’s doing. You can tell her I said so. 😉
This is far too wonderful John. Somewhat addictive! That Mandy gets it right every now and again. Just with she got it right more often. Have a beautiful day and hope you are enjoying the holidays. 🙂 xo
Have a wonderful holiday season Mandy.
Thanks Glenda, you too. 🙂 xo
Higgledy piggledy is something we all understand and I felt a pang of (nice) jealousy reading that you will mainly be dining al fresco with the braii in the next few weeks. Thanks for a reinder of how good tempura is – yummy! Take care dear Mandy 🙂
I shall enjoy an extra glass of wine tonight, just for you as we will be braaing AGAIN, you know, just for a change. haa haa. Have a beautiful holiday weekend ahead Tanya. 🙂 xo
My dearest, may you have a spectacular, love- and joy-filled holiday season! Sending many big hugs your way, along with the fondest wishes for a glorious year in 2015.
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My dear Kath, wishing you tenfold all that you wish for me. Love from a beautifully sunny and hot SA. 🙂 xoxoxo
Just by looking, you can tell these must be very crispy and delicious.
Thanks Karen. I was very pleased with the end result – one which will be featured quite a bit in our home I’m sure. Have a wonderful and happy holiday season. 🙂 xo
Was trying to guess what’s inside until I saw your ingredients! Wow, this is indeed unique with the club soda in! Yeah!!!
Julie & Alesah
Gourmet Getaways xx
Hope you have as much success if you give it a try Julie. Have a beautiful day. 🙂 xo
Just wanted to pop in and say G’Day from Singapore. Am travelling in Asia for the next month, so will have limited access to the inter webs to comment and catch up on your posts. But … I will check in when I can. I hope you have a spectacular Christmas my dear friend, fingers crossed Santa brings you all the lovely things you want. I am so happy we reconnected this year, I sure am lucky having such wonderful, beautiful and kind people in my life like you. I think you are amazing. Sending you GIANT hugs and all my love. xox
Aww darling Anna, how special of you to pop in while you are away. I cannot wait to hear all about your Asian trip – it must be incredible!
Beautiful love filled an happy Christmas blessings to you hon. It has been a wonderful year with being able to reconnect and looking forward to getting to know you even better next year, in person! xoxoxo
I loce tempera from time to time too but like to spice the batter up! 🙂
I also thought to add some spices Sophie but wanted to get the recipe right first. Have a lovely day. 🙂 xo