Tempura sweet potato – super easy to make
Tempura of sweet potato and cauliflower
These sweet vegetables bites are an absolute hit with everyone I can guarantee you. They are crunchy, delicious and almost good for you. I say almost as I’m pretty sure the frying and the batter are not the healthiest but boy is this good!
We came up with these delicious snacks when we made tempura batter for something else. We had left overs and we also had some sweet potato and cauliflower lying around so the choice to make these was pretty straight forward.
The good thing about these sweet potato tempura bites is that you do not need to cook the sweet potato beforehand. You can just leave them raw. The frying is enough to cook them through. Provided you keep them within normal proportions.
I love eating these tempura sweet potato bites with a spicy mayonaise but any sauce of your liking will do. People have asked if it is possible to substitute the sparkling water for still water and yes, sure that is possible but you will lose some of the crispness that is created by using the sparkling water.
It’s worth going out and buying a bottle of sparkling water to make the tempura bites.
Are you a fan of sweet potato? Try this delicious bowl with sweet potato!
Liever in het Nederlands? Check hier het recept voor de tempura van zoete aardappel.
These delicious bites are super simple to make!
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup sparkling water icecold
- 1 egg
- 2 sweet potato cut into strips
- 1 cauliflower broken into small florets
- oil for frying
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
Cut your potatoes into small strips and cut your cauliflower into small florets
Make the batter by combining the flower, water, egg and salt and pepper
First dip the potato into some flour and than put it into the batter.
Add into the fryer and fry until crips and golden