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Crispy Green Tomato Tempura



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    1 cup All Purpose Flour
    ½ cup Cornstarch
    1 tsp. Baking Powder
    1 tsp. Salt
    1 cup Cold Water
    2 tbsp. Vegetable Oil
    Green Tomatoes-cored, sliced ¼” thick
    ½ cup All Purpose Flour
    As Needed Vegetable Oil for Frying
    To Taste Salt and Black Pepper

    • Sift together into a bowl the first measure of flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt.
    • In a separate bowl, whisk together the water, egg, and vegetable oil.
    • Add the liquid to the dry ingredients, whisk until smooth. The batter should be a little thinner than pancake batter. If too thick, add more water, if too thin, add more flour. Reserve.
    • Heat a deep fryer with vegetable oil  to 350ºf.
    • Dredge each tomato slice in the second measure of flour and then dip into the batter. Let excess batter drip off and carefully place in the fryer. Fry only 3-4 slices at a time until a light golden color.
    • Drain on paper towels and season with salt and pepper if desired.
    • Great served with thai sweet chile sauce, soy sauce, ponzu sauce or ranch dressing. Enjoy!

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