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Tempura Vegetable Crudités

Serves 10

Total Time
15 mins

Beer lightens the batter here, making this a good appetizer to serve with your favorite ale (or more of that same beer). The cake flour gives the coating a lighter texture.

su-Tempura Vegetable Crudités

Photo: Lisa Romerein; Styling: Dani Fisher
  About 6 cups vegetable oil for frying
 1 1/4 cups cake flour
 1 cup light beer or amber ale
 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  About 1 lb. precut vegetables, such as peppers, mushrooms, and broccoli florets from the salad bar or a stir-fry mix
 1/2 cup mayonnaise
 3 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
Step 1

Heat oil in a wide pot over high heat until it reaches 350° on a deep-fry thermometer. Reduce heat to low. Whisk flour, beer, salt, garlic powder, and cayenne together in a medium bowl. Working in 2 batches and using tongs, drop vegetables into batter and then into oil. Fry until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

Step 2

Mix mayonnaise and mustard together and serve on the side.

Step 3

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Serves 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories 198Calories from Fat 62
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g22%

Saturated Fat 1.7g9%
Cholesterol 3.1mg2%
Sodium 177mg8%
Total Carbohydrate 16g6%

Dietary Fiber 1.1g5%
Protein 2.3g5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.