Tempura Batter Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Tempura Batter Recipe
  • READY IN 10 mins

Tempura Batter

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"Easy and delightful results every time. Using the egg whites only results in the light color of the finished product."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Beat egg whites in a bowl until frothy. Fold flour and cold water into egg whites until batter is just barely mixed.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • Coat vegetables or meat you are cooking with cornstarch, then dip into batter and fry in hot oil until light golden brown and crispy.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 14, 2014

This is pretty good, using just egg whites does make for a lighter batter. I would suggest using Club Soda instead of cold water - that makes for an even lighter batter.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 25, 2014

Made exactly as the recipe. Puffed up nicely on the onion rings and fish I made but was very light in color and bland tasting. Ended up adding one yolk for a double batch and that helped along with some basic spices to liven the taste up.

Nov 29, 2014

Way better than the box, which I usually use, and much less expensive, too!

Nov 13, 2014

This was easy & fantastic! I used it for fish tacos. Light, crispy and not at all over-bearing. Didn't change a thing.

Feb 09, 2015

Came out light and fluffy! I used one egg white and one whole egg. Added some salt, pepper and garlic powder to the flour. And used club soda instead of water.

Mar 09, 2015

It's ok, but its definitely no tempura batter.


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  • Calories
  • 81 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 20 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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