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Tempura sweet potato and exciting times ahead

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Tempura of sweet potato and cauliflower

Life can sometimes take weird turns. Sometimes good, sometimes not so good. Sometimes unexpected and sometimes because you choose to do things a different way.
We’re working hard here at HQ Simone’s Kitchen (I’ve always wanted to say that..lol) on plans for he near future.
Plans that are – at present – still somewhat unclear, but which already give me a bit of a stomach ache from time to time. That is apparently – or so Tom tells me – because I am a bit of a control freak.
And yes, I do like to keep things under my own control, but as it is one person simply cannot do everything alone.

Big sigh… Of course it is not only scary. It’s also very exciting and sometimes I would wish my emotions would be a bit more stable. In brainstorm session they can vary from enthusiastic and excited to half depressed ‘because it’s probably not gonna work…’

Sweet potato tempura | insimoneskitchen.com
Of course the annoying thing is that I can’t even tell you what it’s all about. It has to be a bit of a secret for now and that is not really my strong point. I can definitely keep a secret but this one is just screaming to be shared.

Curious yet?
We’ll go back to our notebooks in the meantime that are getting thicker and thicker (glad I got quite a few of those you know! Haha)

Good. So that’s it for this reveal of nothing that tells you nothing really…
Tom is busy in the meantime thinking up recipes for the ultimate “dude food” because he kind of feels that is missing on this site. Maybe because I’m not a ‘dude’?
But here’s my question to you; what do you consider to be the ultimate ‘dude food’? Hamburgers? Spareribs? Big chunks of meat? Or anything as long as there is beer?

Slightly less dudefood-y, but very good served with whatever manly menu he comes up with are these delicious sweet potato fries in tempura batter. So quick to make too! You can simply keep the sweet potato raw, dip them in some flour, put them through the batter and plop into some hot oil.
Dive in!
Also good with little cauliflower rosets.

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Sweet potato tempura

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flower
  • 1 cup bubbling water (icecold)
  • 1 egg
  • salt
  • pepper
  • sweet potato
  • cauliflower
  • oil for frying

Directions:

  1. Put your oil on as it needs to go to about 180 C. You can use a deepfryer or a wok or any other deep pan
  2. Cut your potatoes into small strips and cut your cauliflower into small florets
  3. Make the batter by combining the flower, water, egg and salt and pepper
  4. First dip the potato into some flour and than put it into the batter.
  5. Add into the fryer and fry until crips and golden

Simone van den Berg

Food photographer and foodblogger from the Netherlands. Love to eat good food, sometimes eat really healthy for about a month (but working on making that longer...) Lives together with Tom and their three cats; Humphrey, Sookie and Buffy. Love to travel and also has a travel blog at http://papertravels.com

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6 Responses to “Tempura sweet potato and exciting times ahead”

  1. John@Kitchen Riffs posted August 22, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Now we’re all dying of curiosity! Can’t wait to hear the news. I guess in the meantime we’ll have to satisfy ourselves with this great looking tempura. Oh, and dude food? Well anything that pairs with beer always works. ;-) And usually something that can be eaten with the hands or is really messy to eat. Although I guess you have to be selective. You can eat oysters on the half shell with your hands, but they’re not dude food. Buffalo chicken wings? Dude food.

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  2. Mmmarzipan posted August 24, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Very excited to hear what your news is, Simone! Not planning on moving to Stockholm by any chance (and in need of a graphic designer) are you? ;) hehe
    Love the look of this tempura recipe… anything tempura and veggie has my vote… especially if it looks as good as this! Yum! x

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    • Simone van den Berg replied on August 28th, 2014 at 8:26 am

      Lol… Well you never know, but for now no plans to move to Stockholm.. ;)

  3. Stephanie @ A Magpie in the Sky posted August 26, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Oh you tease! I have some sweet potato in the cupboard, I think I know what I’m making tonight!

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    • Simone van den Berg replied on August 28th, 2014 at 8:24 am

      Lol.. I do hope you try them Stephanie… Let me know if you do!

  4. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef posted August 28, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Sweet potatoes are so good for us and who doesn’t love anything tempura?

    I’m really looking forward to your announcement! I don’t know how long I can hold my breath.

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