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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Tempura Fried Green Onions- Vegan

Holy Geez, have I been swamped lately!  I almost didn't post this, but the kiddos are napping and I figure I've got just enough time to get this over with before life takes over again.  This isn't so much a recipe as a "Hey, you should try this."  All I did was dip the white parts of green onions (roots removed) in Kikkoman brand tempura (vegan!) and fry.  Well, there's a little more to it, but not much.


Here's the recipe, if you can call it that:

Tempura Fried Green Onions
-Prepare Kikkoman Tempura Batter as instructed, but add 1/8 tsp each of garlic powder and ground ginger.  Optional, but I think it really made these pop. 
-I also twice-fried mine, because the first time 'round the batter tends to be pretty thin (doesn't seem to be a problem with the non-vegan tempura batters.)  To double fry, just fry once, let drain and cool on paper towels or 100% cotton dish cloth, then dip and fry again.  Remember, tempura batter has to stay cold, so whatever batter you use, make sure you have a bowl of ice under your batter bowl to keep it chilled while you're working.  
-Sprinkle with salt and serve with whatever you'd like.  I ate mine with soy sauce, but truthfully, would have loved sweet chili sauce even more.  Darn my town store for not carrying it. 

These are so delicious.  Oh, and you can use the green parts if you'd like, I just prefer the white.  You can also make little bundles by bending the green onions in half and tying them around themselves (this actually works best when they've been sitting in the fridge for a while and are starting to get rubbery, as they bend well and don't snap.  Well, that's all I have to say about that. <--- (Forrest Gump reference.)  'Til next time.




8 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! I love green onions and love anything fried. What a delicious idea! But, in spite of my love of deep-fried foods, I've never done it myself. For some reason I'm chicken. Is it really as hard as I think it is?

    Anyhow, this looks wonderful!

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    1. Shambo, I'm chicken, too. That's why I use store-bought tempura mix :) When you go that route it's super easy.

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  2. I bet with your tastebuds you could come up with a recipe for sweet chili sauce and start selling it to the local store!
    Great idea with the garlic and ginger...
    Do you have a recipe for ginger crepes with mango and cream cheese filling?

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    1. Ginger crepes with mango cream cheese filling- my goodness, that's quite specific! And sounds delicious... wherever did you hear of it? Or is it an invention of your own? I might just have to try it!

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  3. Btw, this is Lindsay from veganyumminess.com. ;) Couldn't seem to get my comment on here with my name and URL . oh well! ;)

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    1. Good to hear from you, Lindsay. Big fan of your blog!

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  4. I never thought green onions could be tempura-fried and creatively transformed into a wonderful vegetable dish. And that's all I have to say about that :)

    Actually, there is one more thing I have to say, maybe two...
    I've missed seeing you here and on the CF; I hope everything's fine. Best wishes to you, for a happy new year!

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    1. Thank you, Marysol, and Happy New Year to you! Everything's going great- just haven't had much free time lately. Thanks so much for dropping me a line, I miss hearing from you.

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