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#1 Jake

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 01:33 PM

I happen to love vegetables. Or at least most vegetables (brussel sprouts need not appear in my kitchen). Unfortunately due to the amount of entertaining and cooking for others I do, I have realised not everyone shares my love. Certainly some children are harder to please with vegetables, but I know a number of adults who are just as difficult. My solution? Why, deep frying of course!

Most recently a lovely plate of tempura vegetables:

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My personal favourites are asparagus, eggplant and taro. There are also zucchini and onion in the above photo. These were done in a pot of oil on the stove, but for those of you uncomfortable and/or new to deep frying a proper deep fryer with a lid would work just as well.

Remember the different cooking times of different vegetables. Asparagus will only take a second, if you're doing yam or taro, slice very thinly and/or parboil first.
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Posted 09 September 2006 - 01:25 PM

Everything tastes good if it's deep fried :)

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 01:27 PM

Everything tastes good if it's deep fried :)



That it does. Fried foods are most definately my weakest point. I can never resist them. Never.
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Posted 12 September 2006 - 07:24 PM

Hmmmm.... this is where I differ. Of all cooking methods, deep-frying is my least favourite, especially when it comes to veg... :(

That said, my daughter "made me" partake in a mixed tempura appetizer last week (at a local Japanese restaurant) and I will admit that the shrimp and sweet potato were ok - the other veg were ruined by the process in my opinion.

It's not that the appies were poorly done it's just that I don't like battered and deep-fried food very much. :(

Thank goodness the appies were followed by lots of sushi ... ;)

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 09:41 PM

Hmmmm.... this is where I differ. Of all cooking methods, deep-frying is my least favourite, especially when it comes to veg... :(

That said, my daughter "made me" partake in a mixed tempura appetizer last week (at a local Japanese restaurant) and I will admit that the shrimp and sweet potato were ok - the other veg were ruined by the process in my opinion.

It's not that the appies were poorly done it's just that I don't like battered and deep-fried food very much. :(

Thank goodness the appies were followed by lots of sushi ... ;)



Ok, I'll tell you what. I'll take your tempura, you can have my sushi! :)
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Posted 18 May 2013 - 09:54 PM

Love tempura veggies. And my fave is stuffed zucchini blossoms. Because I do most of my deep frying in a wok now, it's easy enough to do just for the two of us. And, depending on what I'm frying, I usually use either leaf lard, duck, or chicken fat...yu-um!




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